This time last year, the IDS Bulletin was re-launched as gold open access journal. Now all of its articles going back nearly 50 years are FREE to access from our new website.

But is this enough to help you in your work or studies?

Please help us ensure the IDS Bulletin remains relevant to your needs by completing this 10-15 minute survey.
About you

Would you describe yourself as...? *

Would you describe where you primarily work or study as....

How you access and consume research and/or information

How do you ensure you stayed informed of new research or evidence/debates in your area of interest?

When looking for research or information for your work or studies, do you:

What are the key factors determining whether or not you will engage with this research/information?

Now you've found what you are looking for, do you prefer to:

Do you read to any of the following journals?

You and the IDS Bulletin

How did you first come across the IDS Bulletin?

How did you most recently read or access the IDS Bulletin?

If you have visited our website,, what one thing do you really like or appreciate about it?

... and what one thing on would you like to see improved?

In general, how helpful have you found IDS Bulletin  for your work or studies?

More specifically, can you tell us about an IDS Bulletin issue or article which has made a significant contribution to your work or studies?

Thinking about other journals or sources of development research, what for you makes the IDS Bulletin stand out? *

On Open Access...

Seeing as it's Open Access Week, we would like to present you with 7  statements* about open access (OA) - and you will be asked (on a scale of 0-10) how much you agree or disagree with them. 
(*some statements have been adapted from Frass, Cross and Gardner 2014 survey on open access carried out for Taylor and Francis)
OA journals are cited more heavily than subscription journals

Articles in OA journals are not peer-reviewed (and this means they are lower quality than subscription journals)

OA will lead to improved collaboration and less competitive academic publishing

Articles in OA journals are more likely to be read by non-academics

Only researchers who aren't good enough to be published in the high impact factor journals get published in OA journals

Research funders will support and pay for the cost of OA publishing

Articles in OA journals can be used for text or data mining without the author or publisher's prior knowledge

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