IUMRS Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing

It is vital to be well informed prior to making important decisions in relation to the management of the scientific effort. Establishing good base-line data will be important for each research domain.  For this reason, ESF is pleased to assist IUMRS in the promotion of this survey. 

The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) has launched a Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing. IUMRS is composed of individual professional societies that span the globe.

The Survey is seeking responses from a broad spectrum of researchers in many fields of science as well as from professionals associated with the many aspects of scientific publishing such as editors, publishers, educators, librarians, archivists, sponsors of research, experts in intellectual property, and managers of research at corporate and government laboratories. 

The Survey is anonymous and should take no more than 5 to 15 minutes to complete. The results of the survey will be summarized and published once a statistically significant response has been received.

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