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Seeking, Reading, and Use of Scholarly Articles: An International Study of Perceptions and Behavior of Researchers

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College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, 1345 Circle Park Drive, 451 Communications Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996-0341, USA
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Center for Information and Communication Studies, University of Tennessee, 1345 Circle Park Drive, 420 Communications Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996-0341, USA
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Publications 2019, 7(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010018
Received: 27 November 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 20 February 2019 / Published: 6 March 2019
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Abstract

While journal articles are still considered the most important sources of scholarly reading, libraries may no longer have a monopoly on providing discovery and access. Many other sources of scholarly information are available to readers. This international study examines how researchers discover, read, and use scholarly literature for their work. Respondents in 2018 report an average of almost 20 article readings a month and there are still significant differences found in the reading and use of scholarly literature by discipline and geographical location, consistent with the earlier studies. Researchers show they are willing to change or adopt new strategies to discover and obtain articles. View Full-Text
Keywords: scholarly communication; scholarly reading; journals; user behavior; e-journals scholarly communication; scholarly reading; journals; user behavior; e-journals
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Tenopir, C.; Christian, L.; Kaufman, J. Seeking, Reading, and Use of Scholarly Articles: An International Study of Perceptions and Behavior of Researchers. Publications 2019, 7, 18.

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