An Open Access E-journal: How to Find Out Readers' Preferences? The Case of the “Sciences Eaux & Territoires” Journal
||Martin, Caroline; Valérie Pagneux and Alain Henaut
||An Open Access E-journal: How to Find Out Readers' Preferences? The Case of the “Sciences Eaux & Territoires” Journal
||New Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science: Scale, Openness and Trust, 19-30. ELPUB. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2015.
||How may we best evaluate an open access e-journal that is not intended to be cited in rank “A” scientific journals? In this study, we took the example of a journal that connects research and professionals workers in the environmental sciences. We compared information from downloads with readership surveys. The main finding was that readers remember the best articles from a given issue and classify the issues based on this memory. A clear dichotomy can be observed: some readers are particularly interested in the management of biodiversity and pollution and others reject all that links to it.
||Environmental Science; Open Access; Public Policies Support; Readers’ Preferences; Transfer of Knowledge
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