2014 Journal Reader Survey Results

by Lois Carter Crawford [ Center for International Stabilization and Recovery ] - view pdf

Thank you for responding to The Journal’s 2014–15 Reader Survey. We received feedback from readers worldwide in all facets of conventional weapons-destruction work. The results were overwhelmingly positive, and we are energized by the constructive suggestions for improvement.

Where do you conduct the majority of your work?
Where do you conduct the majority of your work?

Seventy-seven percent of the respondents are age 41 or older. More respondents work in North Africa and the Middle East (22 percent) than in other areas of the world. Your work covers everything from advocacy and survivor assistance to demining, information management and quality assurance/control.

It is essential for us to understand from our readers what we are doing well and areas for improvement. Here are some of the things you like best about The Journal:

More importantly, you told us what you like the least about The Journal:

Your suggestions for improving The Journal include:

According to the survey, current Journal topics are of continued interest to our readers.
According to the survey, current Journal topics are of continued interest to our readers.

In addition, you identified new or emerging topics in mine action and post-conflict recovery that you would like to see covered in The Journal:

You also told us what new research and technology innovations you would like explored in The Journal:

We value your feedback and will take these suggestions into account in preparing future editions. We will continue working hard to keep you informed of the latest changes and innovations in the field.

Other interesting results from the survey include:

How do you prefer to read The Journal? Please check all that apply.
How do you prefer to read The Journal? Please check all that apply.
Do you keep and periodically refer to your printed copy of The Journal?
Do you keep and periodically refer to your printed copy of The Journal?
Do you share your printed copy of The Journal with others?
Do you share your printed copy of The Journal with others?

 

We are very pleased to learn from this survey that our readers value The Journal. As a journal of practice, it is our mission to share the latest information among professionals in the field, and we continually require your feedback to ensure the quality and timeliness of the publication. The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery will work to incorporate these findings and suggestions into The Journal. Thank you for your time and expertise, and be on the lookout for new and innovative information coming your way in future issues. c

Note: All responses were edited for grammar, spelling and clarity of purpose.

 

Biography

Len AustinLois Carter Crawford, APR associate editor of The Journal of ERW and Mine Action is an accredited public relations professional with more than 40 years of experience in writing, editing and publishing. Prior to joining CISR in 2005, Crawford worked in the advertising and publishing field, and she ran her own marketing-consulting company for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (U.S.).



Contact Information

Lois Carter Crawford, APR
Associate Editor
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
James Madison University
800 S. Main St. / MSC 4902
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807 / USA
Tel: +1 540 568 2503
Email: crawf2lc@jmu.edu
Website: http://jmu.edu/cisr