Wie werden E-Journals von Wissenschaftlern genutzt?

Das Research Information Network hat die Nutzung von E-Journals (am Beispiel der Oxford Journals) untersucht: “The e-journals revolution: how the use of scholarly journals is shaping research”. Die Kernpunkte:

  • One third of users access Oxford Journals outside business hours
  • Around 40% of sessions originated from a Google Search
  • Most users spend little time on journal webpages, but return often
  • The median age of articles was 48 months (life sciences), 73 months (economics), and 90 months (history)
  • Life sciences users rarely read abstracts on publisher platforms

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