Since it seems as though Cites & Insights will go on for a while longer, I’m looking at format and content again. Specifically, I’m wondering whether it would make sense to drop the current primary format (2-column 8.5×11″ PDF, the most paper-efficient format for printing) and retain only the “online PDF” version (1-column 6×9″ PDF–which would be almost as paper-efficient if people use Readers’ “print as booklet” option).
You’ll find the survey here. (I tried to embed it, but WordPress doesn’t like that.)
Minor followup of no particular import:
A few people with long memories might wonder why the survey doesn’t say anything about financial support for C&I.
See bloody forehead? See bloody wall?
I did include that last year. Based on the results, I thought that 80% of active readers might kick in a few dollars toward keeping C&I going.
If that was the case, then there were only 2.5 active readers of Cites & Insights this year: I received a grand total of two donations (thank you both!) that added up to low two digits.
So this time around, although at least a modest donation would show that C&I is regarded as worthwhile, I’m not even asking…