Using and reading scholarly literature

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

Abstract

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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