ERIC Number: EJ1043066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Trends in the Use of Supplementary Materials in Environmental Science Journals
Kenyon, Jeremy; Sprague, Nancy R.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n75 Win 2014
Our research examined the use of supplementary materials in six environmental science disciplines: atmospheric sciences, biology, fisheries, forestry, geology, and plant sciences. Ten key journals were selected from each of these disciplines and the number of supplementary materials, such as data files or videos, in each issue was noted over a period of 12 years. A significant rise in the use of supplementary materials was observed for all six subject areas for the study period. Publisher's policies about supplementary materials were also investigated. We analyzed trends in the use of supplementary materials to better support the researchers we work with in these subject areas and to identify ways that librarians can help ensure continued access to these research materials.
Descriptors: Supplementary Reading Materials, Periodicals, Environmental Education, Biology, Forestry, Geology, Plants (Botany), Animal Husbandry, Scientific Research, Nonprint Media, Publishing Industry, Trend Analysis, Librarians, Policy Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Research Methodology, Best Practices, Literature Reviews
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site: http://www.istl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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