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

Bosman, Jeroen; Kramer, Bianca

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.49583", 
  "author": [
      "given": "Jeroen", 
      "family": "Bosman"
      "given": "Bianca", 
      "family": "Kramer"
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Innovations in scholarly communication - data of the global 2015-2016 survey.</p>\n\n<p>This data set contains:</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>Full raw (anonymized) and cleaned data files of the 2015-2016 global Survey on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. Data are in xls&nbsp;format (raw and cleaned) and csv format (only for cleaned data as the raw data contain non-Roman script).</li>\n\t<li>Survey questionnaires for 7 languages (zipped PDFs)</li>\n\t<li>Variable list (xls)</li>\n\t<li>Readme file (txt)</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>The data files contain &gt;3,000,000 cells, and thus cannot be opened in their entirety in Google Drive.</p>\n\n<p>Many new websites and online tools have come into existence to support<br />\nscholarly communication in all phases of the research workflow. To what extent<br />\nresearchers are using these and more traditional tools has been largely<br />\nunknown. This 2015-2016 survey aimed to fill that gap. Its results may help<br />\ndecision making by stakeholders supporting researchers and may also help<br />\nresearchers wishing to reflect on their own online workflows. In addition,<br />\ninformation on tools usage can inform studies of changing research workflows.<br />\nThe online survey employed an open, non-probability sample. A largely<br />\nself-selected group of 20663 researchers, librarians, editors, publishers and<br />\nother groups involved in research took the survey, which was available in seven<br />\nlanguages. The survey was open from May 10, 2015 to February 10, 2016. It<br />\ncaptured information on tool usage for 17 research activities, stance towards<br />\nopen access and open science, and expectations of the most important<br />\ndevelopment in scholarly communication. Respondents&rsquo; demographics<br />\nincluded research roles, country of affiliation, research discipline and year of<br />\nfirst publication.</p>\n\n<p>A full description of data collection, survey response and methodology is in a data publication in F1000 Research:</p>\n\n<p>Kramer, Bianca &amp; Jeroen Bosman (2016) Innovations in scholarly communication - global survey on research tool usage. F1000 Research. DOI:10.12688/f1000research.8414.1</p>\n\n<p>Contact:</p>\n\n<p>Jeroen Bosman:&nbsp; /</p>\n\n<p>Bianca Kramer:&nbsp; /</p>", 
  "title": "Innovations in scholarly communication - data of the global 2015-2016 survey", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "49583"
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