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OECD international survey of scientific authors

 

 

The International Survey of Scientific Authors (ISSA) collects information on the activities of authors of scientific publications through a global online survey. It aims to complement other available statistical evidence and indicators in order to provide insights on selected aspects of research and inform science policy.


The project is an initiative of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy carried out under the aegis of its Working Party of National Experts of Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI).

 

 

OECD SCIENCE FLASH SURVEY 2020: SCIENCE IN THE FACE OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS

If you are a scientist, engaged or simply interested in science in any capacity, we would like to hear about your experience of how science and research has changed on account of the COVID-19 crisis. We would also like to kindly ask you to share your experience and your feedback on what aspects of science need timely monitoring across countries.

 

ISSA 2018: SCIENCE GOING DIGITAL

The OECD carried out a second round (ISSA2) of the International Survey of Scientific Authors in 2018, gathering statistical evidence on the digitalisation of science. The results, released in March 2020 and based on the responses from nearly 12 000 scholars across more than 60 countries, provide key insights into the ways in which digitalisation is changing scientific research, and how policy makers can maximise its benefits while addressing the challenges that arise from it. 

 

Highlights and key publications

 

Featured indicators

 

 

 

 

Open access to data and code for analysis

ISSA is an open resource from researchers, for research, about research.

 

ISSA2015: Open Science AND OPEN ACCESS TO PUBLICATIONS

The first ISSA pilot (ISSA1) carried out in 2015 was designed to collect evidence to address policy-relevant questions on the subject of open access to publications and research outcomes, and the potential implications of open science. ‌Download the policy paper presenting the findings.


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OECD publications featuring ISSA results

 

 

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