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Renew Publishing Consultants Studies Scholarly Publishing
Renew Publishing Consultants unveiled two research reports: “How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications” and “A Landscape Review of Streaming Media in Scholarly Publishing: Where Are We Now and Where to Next?”
“How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications” presents the results of a study of more than 10,000 people who work and study across all sectors, subject disciplines, and regions. It shows that about 60% of the time, people read articles from “free” resources, and about 5% of downloads from wealthy nations come from Sci-Hub. They find articles often via abstracting-and-indexing databases and academic search engines such as Google Scholar, but 55% of the time, article finds come from social media, emails, alerts, and other resources.
“A Landscape Review of Streaming Media in Scholarly Publishing” comes from interviews with 25 organizations that are involved in scholarly communication on their uses of video and audio, including their challenges, successes, and measurement of ROI. Video is most useful for demonstrations, showing behavioral studies, promotion through social media, and summaries of complex information. Audio is most useful for building rapport and community.
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