January 22, 2022

New White Paper from Annual Reviews: "The Role of the Critical Review Article in Alleviating Information Overload"

Brief Overview from Annual Reviews Web Site:

The paper draws on a survey of early-career researchers to examine their approach to academic literature, such as how and why they read it, how much time they dedicate to it, what informs their reading choices, and how they assess quality. One-on-one interviews were then conducted with a range of prestigious scientists including Eugene Garfield (Thomson Reuters Scientific) and Richard Zare (Stanford University) to interpret the results in the broader research environment. Finally, current and past members of Annual Reviews staff explain the lifecycle of a critical review article, in terms of how it helps scientists address the challenge of information overload.

Direct to White Paper (17 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.