May 26, 2022

Survey Findings/Analysis: Skills in Scholarly Communication – Needs & Development

From a  U. of Cambridge Office of Scholarly Communication Blog Post/Unlocking Research:

This blog post is part of the write-up of an investigation into the background of people working in scholarly communication, with a specific focus on skills.


In late 2016 we conducted a survey to find out more about this issue. We were slightly overwhelmed by the popularity of the survey which gathered over 500 responses from people who self-identified as working in scholarly communication which we defined as:

The process by which academics, scholars and researchers share and publish their research findings with the wider academic community and beyond. This includes, but is not limited to, areas such as open access and open data, copyright, institutional repositories and research data management.

We we wanted to delve a little deeper and look at which skills scholarly staff felt they needed and how they developed them. This blog post looks at that question.

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Where Did They Come From? Educational Background Of People In
Scholarly Communication (March 9, 2017)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.