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Using and reading scholarly literature

by D W King, C Tenopir
Annu. Rev. Inf. Sci. Technol. ()


Reviews the literature on scholarly journal demand, use, and readership over the past 40 to 50 years. Discusses: journal demand; journal use; use of separate copies of articles; readership of articles; time and cost of reading; usefulness and value of article information; information-seeking patterns; age of articles read; factors affecting information seeking and reading. Provides examples of quantitative results. (Contains 249 references.) (AEF)

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Readership Statistics

17 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
41% Computer Science
35% Social Sciences
12% Environmental Science
by Academic Status
35% Librarian
18% Researcher
12% Other
by Country
18% United States
12% Switzerland
6% Netherlands

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