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