Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
The 2018 OECD International Survey of Scientific Authors
This technical paper describes the methodology and main features of the second pilot
of the OECD International Survey of Scientific Authors (ISSA2). ISSA2 was carried
out in 2018 to provide evidence on the nature and effects of digitalisation in science.
This paper describes the key design and implementation feature of the ISSA2 online
survey. It also provides an overview of the data collected focusing on the profiles
of the survey respondents in relation to the broader population they represent. This
aims to guide third-party research use of the data and code made openly available
under two different access regimes.