From: Robert Kiley <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:30:24 +0000
for some data on response rates.
From: "Pikas, Christina K." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 12:17:58 +0000
Googling: reprint request response rate (thanks to Neil Saunders who
replied to my tweet to suggest this variation on my search) does work.
Looks like most are saying 75-80% response rate. I thought I remember
one that was much lower and there were some status things like senior
researchers an those in North America were more likely to get
responses, but I don’t see that now. That may have been for data.
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!