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Tuomas Heiramo

Metsätieteellisten tutkimusjulkaisujen lukijatutkimus.

Heiramo T. (1975). Metsätieteellisten tutkimusjulkaisujen lukijatutkimus. Silva Fennica vol. 9 no. 2 article id 4917. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14761

English title: Readership study concerning scientific forestry publications.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the use and importance of forestry publications issued by the Finnish Society of Forestry (now the Finnish Society of Forest Science) and the Finnish Forest Research Institute in disseminating research information. Another goal is to obtain information required for planning publication policy. The material was collected by means of two postal inquiries. For the first of these, a sample of 200 subscribers was taken from the mailing lists of the publication series in question. Similarly, for the second inquiry a sample of 100 professional foresters was drawn from the membership registers of the Union of Finnish Foresters and of the Union of Forest Technicians, respectively. The reply percentage of the subscribers was 72 and that of the professional foresters 64. The publication series most actively read proved to be Folia Forestalia, which was also estimated to be of the best quality. Differences between the various publication series in relation to properties studied were not very great.

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Original keywords
tieteelliset julkaisut; metsätiede; lukijatutkimus; Metsäntutkimuslaitos; Suomen metsätieteellinen seura

English keywords
scientific publications; forest sciences; reader survey; Forest Research Institute; Finnish Society of Forest Science

Published in 1975

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