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International Survey of Medical & Other Life Sciences Faculty: Accessing Scholarly & Scientific Journals

International Survey of Medical & Other Life Sciences Faculty: Accessing Scholarly & Scientific Journals

The report presents data from a survey of 180 medical and life sciences faculty from more than 50 research universities and medical schools in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK and Ireland. The study gives highly detailed data on how faculty access scholarly and scientific journals, including data on preferences for paper or print journals, use of Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories. The report also reports on the frequency of asking librarians to add new journal titles, and on satisfaction levels with access to secondary data that supports scientific findings but may not be actually be part of the text of a journal article. Data is broken out by more than 10 criteria, and is presented separately for public and private universities, by age, gender, academic title, country, academic field, university ranking, level of tuition and other variables. Just a few of the report’s many findings are that: * Journals in paper format was preferred to online format by 10.92% of respondents. * Age strongly and positively correlated with the tendency to have requested that the library add a journal title; the older the faculty member the more likely he or she was to have made such a request. * Faculty satisfaction with access to supplementary data related to journal articles but not necessarily appearing in them was by far the greatest in Canada, where all survey participants were either satisfied or quite satisfied, and lowest in Australia/New Zealand where only 10% were satisfied and none quite satisfied. * Institutional digital repositories accounted for a higher percentage than Google Scholar of time spent accessing journals from sources that do not charge. *Approximately 47% of faculty in university departments of biology had ever accessed a journal article from a pre-print service.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Level of Frustration with Lack of Archival Access to Online Journals
Do you Prefer to Read Journals in Paper or Online Format or does it Make No Difference?
Opinion of the Value of Journal Availability in Paper Formats
Use of Pre-Print Websites and Repositories
Preferences for Various Forms of Gratis Access to Journal Content through Digital Repositories, Google Scholar and Pre-Print Services
Percentage of Need for Scholarly Journals Met through the Library Collection
Percentage of Scholars Who have made Requests to Librarians to Carry Particular Journal Titles
Satisfaction with Access to Supplementary Data Related to Journal Articles but not Necessarily Appearing in Them
Table 1.1 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive?
Table 1.2 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by country
Table 1.3 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 1.4 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 1.5 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by public or private status
Table 1.6 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 1.7 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by FTE
Table 1.8 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 1.9 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by tenure status
Table 1.10 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 1.11 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 1.12 Have you ever been inconvenienced or frustrated in your research when you have been unable or found it difficult to obtain journals that are exclusively available online and which do not make all back copies available in an archive? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 2.1 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format?
Table 2.2 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by Country
Table 2.3 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.4 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.5 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by public or private status
Table 2.6 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.7 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.8 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.9 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.10 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.11 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 2.12 In general do you prefer journals in paper or online format? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 3.1 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats.
Table 3.2 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by country
Table 3.3 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 3.4 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by annual tuition
Table 3.5 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by public or private status
Table 3.6 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 3.7 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by FTE
Table 3.8 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 3.9 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by tenure status
Table 3.10 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 3.11 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 3.12 Choose the phrase which best describes your feelings about the academic journals that your library keeps in paper formats even though it also has them in online formats. Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 4.1 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year?
Table 4.2 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by country
Table 4.3 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 4.4 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 4.5 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by public or private status
Table 4.6 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 4.7 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by FTE
Table 4.8 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 4.9 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by tenure status
Table 4.10 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 4.11 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 4.12 Have you read or consulted any pre-print scholarly articles on pre-print websites such as bioRxiv in the past year? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 5 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from each of the following?
Table 5.1.1 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar?
Table 5.1.2 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by country
Table 5.1.3 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 5.1.4 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 5.1.5 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by public or private status
Table 5.1.6 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 5.1.7 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by FTE
Table 5.1.8 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 5.1.9 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by tenure status
Table 5.1.10 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 5.1.11 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 5.1.12 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Google Scholar? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 5.2.1 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites?
Table 5.2.2 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by country
Table 5.2.3 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 5.2.4 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 5.2.5 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by public or private status
Table 5.2.6 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 5.2.7 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by FTE
Table 5.2.8 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 5.2.9 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by tenure status
Table 5.2.10 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 5.2.11 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 5.2.12 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from Pre-Print Repositories and Websites? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 5.3.1 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories?
Table 5.3.2 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by country
Table 5.3.3 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 5.3.4 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 5.3.5 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by public or private status
Table 5.3.6 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 5.3.7 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by FTE
Table 5.3.8 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 5.3.9 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by tenure status
Table 5.3.10 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 5.3.11 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 5.3.12 About what percentage of your time spent reading scholarly journals or other scholarly resources through Google Scholar, pre-print services and digital repositories would you say is accounted for by content from University and other Institutional Digital Repositories? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 6.1 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals?
Table 6.2 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by country
Table 6.3 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 6.4 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 6.5 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by public or private status
Table 6.6 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 6.7 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by FTE
Table 6.8 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 6.9 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by tenure status
Table 6.10 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 6.11 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's URL linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 6.12 About what percentage of the journal articles needed for your research within the past year have you been able to obtain by using your library's url linking software that links library catalog citations to articles in your library's collection of academic journals? Broken out by laboratory use status
Which journals or other publications do you wish your library carried that it does not currently carry?
Table 7.1 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title?
Table 7.2 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by Country
Table 7.3 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 7.4 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 7.5 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by public or private status
Table 7.6 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 7.7 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by FTE
Table 7.8 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 7.9 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by tenure status
Table 7.10 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 7.11 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 7.12 Have you ever made a personal request to the library, either alone or in conjunction with other faculty, to carry a particular journal title? Broken out by laboratory use status
Table 8.1 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research?
Table 8.2 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by Country
Table 8.3 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 8.4 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 8.5 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by public or private status
Table 8.6 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 8.7 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by FTE
Table 8.8 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 8.9 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by tenure status
Table 8.10 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 8.11 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by academic school or department of the survey participant
Table 8.12 How satisfied are you with access to data that might not actually appear in journal articles but that support the conclusions of these articles and help enable replication of findings or further research? Broken out by laboratory use status

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