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Indian Aerospace Scientists and Engineers and their Strong Perceptions about Electronic Journals Access – A Research Survey

By R Guruprasad and P Marimuthu

Abstract

With the coming of e-resources, there has been a significant transformation by which scholarly information is disseminated throughout the world. In fact, the arrival of e-journals has greatly affected the way a scientist or an engineer seeks this information, acquires it and then uses it effectively. The major conclusions of this study are: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied for testing the significant difference among the 16 mean scores attained from the scientists and engineers of the 16 selected aerospace organizations of Bangalore, INDIA, for ‘Strong Perceptions about e-Journals Access’. It is observed that all the 16 aerospace organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., ‘More User-Friendly than Printed Journals’, ‘More Frequently Used than Printed Journals’, ‘Enhances Access / Visibility to Scientific Papers’, ‘Decreases Time Spend on Articles Search or Visiting the Library’, Increases the Scholarly Productivity in Terms of Publishing Papers’, ‘Keeps Current about Global R&D’, ‘Distribution of Articles Easier and Less Costly’, ‘Features like Editorial News, Links to Other Papers, Peer Reviews, Alerts are Useful’, ‘Listing Articles Under Hot-Articles/Most Viewed Articles etc. are Useful’ and ‘Increases the Number of Papers read which are Outside the Primary Discipline’ except for ‘Decreases the Quality / Rigor of Research Literature (P=0.070)’ and ‘Increases Over- Exposure to Non-Peer Reviewed Papers’

Topics: Aeronautics (General), Documentation and Information Science
Publisher: International Journal of Innovative Research in Advanced Engineering (IJIRAE)
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:nal-ir.nal.res.in:12007

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