Lead by Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer from Utrecht University Library in the Netherlands, this survey of scholarly communication tool usage addresses the questions of what drives innovation and how these innovations change research workflows and may contribute to more open and efficient science.
The project is part of an ongoing effort to chart the changing landscape of scholarly communication, driven by technology, policies, and culture. It is to a large extent expressed through changing tool usage and the development of new tools by researchers, start-ups or big players. However, tool usage varies by field, country and position.
This survey aims to find out what tools the researchers are using in practice. It will run until February 10, 2016, but updates and insights will be published regularly on this blog.
We encourage you to participate in this survey in order to help increase the understanding of research workflows and eventually help improve efficiency of scholarly communication.