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In November 2006, a focus group of researchers was assembled at a conference hosted by the Society of Scholarly Publishers in Washington, DC. The panel addressed a series of prepared questions regarding current research practices, perceptions, and preferences, particularly as they applied to scientific and medical publications, in corporate, academic, and medical environments. This article highlights issues and views the panel discussed, with the aim of narrowing the gap of understanding between researchers and publishers. This information will help publishers to develop content and delivery methods that are closely aligned with the needs of researchers.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2007

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  • Editor in Chief: Alan Singleton
    North American Editor: Diane Scott-Lichter
    Reviews Editor: Pippa Smart

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