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[InetBib] PEER - Appointment of teams for Behavioural and Usage Research

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PEER ? Publishing and the Ecology of European Research 
Supported by the European Commission eContentplus programme

PEER announces the appointment of teams from Loughborough University and
University College London (UCL) for Behavioural and Usage Research. 

Behavioural Research: Authors and Readers vis-à-vis Journals and Repositories

The behavioural research will be undertaken by the Department of Information
Science and LISU at Loughborough University and has the following objectives:

* Track trends and explain patterns of author and user behaviour in the
context of so called Green Open Access.
* Understand the role repositories play for authors in the context of journal
* Understand the role repositories play for users in context of accessing
journal articles.

A baseline report is due in autumn 2009 and will be made available on the
PEER website. 

Usage Research: Journals and Repositories 

The usage research will be undertaken by the UCL based CIBER group, with the
following objectives:

* Determine usage trends at publishers and repositories;
* Understand source and nature of use of deposited manuscripts in
* Track trends, develop indicators and explain patterns of usage for
repositories and journals.

The research teams were selected by the PEER Executive following an open
tendering process and assessment by the members of the PEER Research
Oversight Group. 

Both research teams will provide final reports mid 2011 and will feed into
model development to determine whether (and how) traditional publishing
systems can co-exist with self-archiving. 

Michael Mabe, CEO of STM which acts as Coordinator for PEER stated 'The
research outcomes from PEER will provide valuable input to informed dialogue
and decisions in the open access debate. The successful teams were selected
from a range of exceptional candidates and we hope to see the same levels of
quality and interest when the invitation is announced for the forthcoming
Economics research tender.'

About PEER:
PEER is a pioneering collaboration between publishers, repositories and the
research community, which aims to investigate the effects of the large-scale
deposit (so called Green Open Access) on user access, author visibility,
journal viability and the broader European research environment. The project
will run until 2011, during which time over 50,000 European stage-2
(accepted) manuscripts from up to 300 journals will become available for

Further information on PEER, visit the wbsite: www.peerproject.eu 
For enquiries relating to PEER, please e-mail: peer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

PEER is supported by the EC eContentplus programme.

PEER Partners: International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical
Publishers (STM), the European Science Foundation, Göttingen State and
University Library, the Max Planck Society, INRIA, SURF Foundation and
University of Bielefeld

STM publishers participating in PEER: BMJ Publishing Group; Cambridge
University Press; Elsevier; IOP Publishing; Nature Publishing Group; Oxford
University Press; Portland Press; Sage Publications; Springer; Taylor &
Francis Group; Wiley-Blackwell

PEER repositories: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
e.V. (MPG); HAL, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
Automatique (INRIA); Göttingen State and University Library (UGOE); BiPrints,
Universität Bielefeld (UNIBI); Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania;
University Library of Debrecen, Hungary
Long-term preservation service: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Nationale
bibliotheek van Nederland)

Barbara Bayer-Schur M.A.
PEER ? Publishing and the Ecology of European Research
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Tel. +49 551 39 5242


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