[science-at] International survey on scholarly communication - what tools are researchers using?

Vignoli Michela Michela.Vignoli at ait.ac.at
Tue May 19 10:47:49 UTC 2015

Liebe alle,

Zur Info – und nehmt doch an dieser kurzen Umfrage teil ;)

Liebe Grüße,

Von: opencon-discussion-list at googlegroups.com [mailto:opencon-discussion-list at googlegroups.com] Im Auftrag von Bianca Kramer
Gesendet: Montag, 18. Mai 2015 13:30
An: opencon-discussion-list at googlegroups.com
Betreff: [OpenCon] International survey on scholarly communication - what tools are researchers using?

Dear all,

Do researchers use Google Drive instead of Word? Papers instead of Endnote? Google Scholar instead of Scopus? Megajournals instead of topical journals? ResearchGate instead of repositories? We are engaged in an ongoing effort to chart the evolving landscape of scholarly communication<https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1286826>. New tools are constantly being developed, as reflected in our list of 400+ scholarly communication tools<http://bit.ly/innoscholcomm-list>. Researchers vote with their feet on these changes by adopting or rejecting new modes of working. With an international survey we intend to investigate how tool usage varies by field, country and position. Though we do wish to find out whether Open Science is gaining traction, the survey’s tenets are broader. The survey will run until February 2016.


If you have not yet done so, please take this graphical survey:


People tell us it is easy and fun to fill it out by just clicking the tools you use. It takes 8-12 minutes to complete and you can opt to receive a visual characterization of your workflow compared to that of your peer group.


Anyone carrying out research (from Master’s students to professors), or supporting research (such as librarians, publishers and funders) can participate.


Kind of you to ask!  If you want to help make this a success please consider passing it along to people not on this list (researchers, librarians etc.). And yes, feel free to share the link on your website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc..

More specifically, do you represent an institution/society that wishes to promote this survey among its members? Then please contact us. We can arrange a special URL that will enable us to provide you with resulting data for just your organization. That way you can see what tools your members are using, compared to overall usage patterns. We do the work, you get the (anonymized) data.


We will post preliminary results here: https://101innovations.wordpress.com/
On this site, you can also find background information on the survey. Eventually we will share our (thoroughly anonymized) data. Would you like to work with those data? We are interested to hear what kind of analyses you would like to carry out! Let’s discuss.

Many thanks!


Bianca Kramer @MsPhelps b.m.r.kramer at uu.nl<mailto:b.m.r.kramer at uu.nl>

Jeroen Bosman @jeroenbosman j.bosman at uu.nl<mailto:j.bosman at uu.nl>

(both at Utrecht University Library)

[please excuse any cross posting]

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