Thursday, 15 October 2009

Communicating knowledge: how and why UK researchers publish and disseminate their findings

Hot off the press, ie Sept. 2009, this report is a joint publication between RIN and JISC. I cannot boast a thorough reading of it yet but, at first glance, it appears to have some interesting data about what motivates UK researchers in diverse disciplines to publish or to present at conferences; what influences their choice of publications; how they collaborate, when and with whom; and what or whom they cite. There's also a "response" to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

You might beat many of us to a close examination of this report, in which case we'd love to hear your comments.