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

18 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
33% Computer and Information Science
28% Social Sciences
11% Environmental Sciences
by Academic Status
22% Librarian
11% Ph.D. Student
11% Lecturer
by Country
17% United States
6% Switzerland
6% Netherlands

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