Usage Metrics & the Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey

« Taylor & Francis recently published their annual Open Access Survey. This is a survey they conducted of the authors they published during 2012 (…)

What interested us about the survey were the responses concerning usage statistics.

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Sixty percent of the respondents said that usage and download statistics will become important for assessing the value of research over the next ten years. Only 12% said that they would not be important. While citations still rank (81%) as the most important way for assessing the value of research in the coming decade, it is clear that more and more authors are seeing the importance of the new ways people interact with and use research (…) »