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  • So, £175bn for the system as a whole, the vast majority for the doing of research itself; just under £60bn (£58.9bn) for everything else, from publication to reading of journal articles Research costs covers that part of overall R&D investment as recorded by the OECD that is conducted by active researchers and authors who are part of what in the UK is called the research base (mainly in universities). So what we are trying to capture here is only that part of the investment in research that results in papers in journals.
  • SCONUL Conference

    1. 1. Researchers and Information Content Michael Jubb RIN SCONUL Autumn Conference 16 December 2008
    2. 2. Publication and Dissemination <ul><li>Scholarly journal articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>c 1.5m peer-reviewed articles produced each year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Grey literature </li></ul><ul><li>Working papers and pre-prints </li></ul><ul><li>Datasets </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis……………. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who reads it all? <ul><li>Sources used by faculty in five US universities for their last substantive piece of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Longitudinal data from US studies by Tenopir and King </li></ul><ul><li>No similar studies undertaken in the UK </li></ul>
    4. 4. How much do they read? <ul><li>Average number of articles read has risen from c185 a year in 1990 to c240 in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent reading articles c 132 hours a year </li></ul>
    5. 5. Purpose and Impact of Reading
    6. 6. Reading and Citing
    7. 7. UK Citing Behaviour
    8. 8. How much does this all cost?
    9. 9. Journal Spend and Journal Use <ul><li>Spending on e-journals correlates strongly with use </li></ul><ul><li>This effect is not a function of the size of universities </li></ul>
    10. 10. Users and Producers
    11. 11. Journal Use and Research Outputs: PhD Awards
    12. 12. Journal Use and Research Outputs: Research Grants and Contract Income
    13. 13. Journal Use and Research Outputs: Publications
    14. 14. Information Inputs and Research Outputs
    15. 15. Related Issues <ul><li>How do the behaviours of the top researchers differ from those of the rest? </li></ul><ul><li>Motivations, incentives and constraints underlying researchers’ decisions on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>where, how and when to publish and disseminate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how are decisions influenced (or not) by research assessment/evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the dimensions of researchers’ use of Web 2.0, and what are the implications? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Thank you Michael Jubb www.rin.ac.uk

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