53 authors of IPOL articles, published or in process, were invited to answer a survey in November 2011. 22 answers were collected and analyzed, and a detailed report has been posted on the mailing-list.
Our conclusions are:
- the IPOL software requirements are not a serious obstacle for publication among the current authors;
- more work is needed to publish in IPOL than to publish elsewhere, mainly for the software part, but this doesn’t affect the author’s overall satisfaction;
- the priority must be a reform of the edition/submission process to accept LaTeX input and abandon the wiki-like model, but publishing the articles in PDF is not enough;
- IPOL needs to be actively inserted in academic publication databases.