From: "Hutchinson, Alvin" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:09:29 +0000
Lisa, I would be interested in any response you get or any studies you learn of.
In fact, I would be interested in setting up a study if nobody has
done so, except for the hurdles involved (human subject approval,
etc.) and I hate to bother authors by asking for a paper that I don't
intend to read but merely request in order to test a hypothesis.
But please do share any results you find out about.
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 18:27:59 -0500
From: LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Get it from author requests - success rates?
From: "Hinchliffe, Lisa W" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:50:13 +0000
Stevan Harnad mentions the option to implement Copy-Request Button
<http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/268511/> being implemented in
institutional eprint repositories. ResearchGate et al also enable
requesting from authors.
Has anyone conducted any formal or informal studies of response rate
to such requests? I know that as an author, I reply but usually not
for a few days since requests come in at all hours, while I¹m
traveling, etc. and I don¹t always have ecopies of things I published
years ago (in print). I go find ecopies or scan but that isn¹t
instantaneous. And, myself I¹ve tracked down scholars to try and
contact them only to find they have left academia, retired, or on case
passed away. And, when I do write - response rate isn¹t 100% by any
Thanks for any pointers!