93% of UK researchers find “easy” the access to research articles
Over 3800 UK researchers responded to the survey. 93% found access to journal articles ‘very easy’ or ‘fairly easy’
When it comes to information, how important is it that you have access to the types of information?
- Research articles in journals : 98% important or very important
- Books/monographs: 78%
- Reference works: 77%
- Conference proceedings: 67%
- Patents: 34%
This global study extends a UK study by Mark Ware Consulting Ltd for the PRC. Fieldwork, technical support and analysis was provided by Elsevier’s research team for the PRC.
PRC. Access vs. Importance: a global study assessing the importance of and ease of access to professional and academic information – Phase1 results. Dec. 2010