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Innovations in scholarly communication - data of the global 2015-2016 survey

Bosman, Jeroen; Kramer, Bianca

Innovations in scholarly communication - data of the global 2015-2016 survey.

This data set contains:

  • Full raw (anonymized) and cleaned data files of the 2015-2016 global Survey on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. Data are in xls format (raw and cleaned) and csv format (only for cleaned data as the raw data contain non-Roman script).
  • Survey questionnaires for 7 languages (zipped PDFs)
  • Variable list (xls)
  • Readme file (txt)

The data files contain >3,000,000 cells, and thus cannot be opened in their entirety in Google Drive.

Many new websites and online tools have come into existence to support
scholarly communication in all phases of the research workflow. To what extent
researchers are using these and more traditional tools has been largely
unknown. This 2015-2016 survey aimed to fill that gap. Its results may help
decision making by stakeholders supporting researchers and may also help
researchers wishing to reflect on their own online workflows. In addition,
information on tools usage can inform studies of changing research workflows.
The online survey employed an open, non-probability sample. A largely
self-selected group of 20663 researchers, librarians, editors, publishers and
other groups involved in research took the survey, which was available in seven
languages. The survey was open from May 10, 2015 to February 10, 2016. It
captured information on tool usage for 17 research activities, stance towards
open access and open science, and expectations of the most important
development in scholarly communication. Respondents’ demographics
included research roles, country of affiliation, research discipline and year of
first publication.

A full description of data collection, survey response and methodology is in a data publication in F1000 Research:

Kramer, Bianca & Jeroen Bosman (2016) Innovations in scholarly communication - global survey on research tool usage. F1000 Research. DOI:10.12688/f1000research.8414.1


Jeroen Bosman: /

Bianca Kramer: /

Files (50.2 MB)
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cleaned-data-innovations-in-scholarly-communication-survey_def.csv md5:1db4353c1e6f8728d29e203588c09783 14.4 MB Download
cleaned-data-innovations-in-scholarly-communication-survey_def.xlsx md5:bbd3b2a9d9975668fe15ebdf73cea499 10.7 MB Download
InnoScholComm_logo_1024x1024.jpg md5:a3ff74413765d03e65488b9dc90429ce 438.1 kB Download
raw-data-innovations-in-scholarly-communication-survey.xlsx md5:e0f4e26f106e072bc452f492b2ded9e4 10.4 MB Download
readme.txt md5:4d885cf0411f0e561d48df001320be0a 2.2 kB Download md5:1c1f28c10fb0d3ce508912d5af20c895 14.0 MB Download
variable-lists-innovations-in-scholarly-communication-survey.xlsx md5:231e28c5c3f698de213b87a00bc46fbe 171.2 kB Download


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