Participation invitations

Thanks to everyone who completes our online questionnaire!  Response is by invitation only, to facilitate robust analysis.

Over the next three years, from 2011 through 2013, we will be sending invitations to corresponding authors of several dozen journals.  These invitations will go out monthly, to authors who published the previous month.  In addition, in January 2011, we will send invitations to corresponding authors who published in the last few months of 2010.

To decrease survey fatigue, we endeavor to invite authors to participate in our study only once, no matter how often they are corresponding authors.  Recruitment email lists will be compared across months:  any email address that was sent an invitation in a prior month will be excluded from future recruitment.

We send an initial email invitation and one followup reminder.

Email addresses of corresponding authors will be obtained from ISI Web of Science records.  Email addresses will not be linked to responses.