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Dear Members,

Since our last reader survey in 2019 we have made several changes to Weather based on your feedback. Your further input is essential to continue improving the benefits we offer and to enhance your enjoyment of the journal.

In this survey, we would like to understand how you have found the recent changes to Weather, your thoughts on Weather online, and what might encourage you to view the journal online more frequently.

The survey consists of 13 questions. Some questions have an accompanying field for evaluative remarks, so we would appreciate your help with any comments that may be useful. The time needed to fill in the questionnaire will depend on your level of feedback but we estimate that answering the questions will take between 5-15 minutes.

We hope you will be able to complete the questionnaire by 15th August 2022.

This survey is anonymous, but you will have the option to be entered into a draw to win one of ten £20* vouchers (from a supplier of your choice), upon completion of the survey.

The details you give to enter the draw will be held separately from your answers and only kept until the draw takes place.

If you have any further questions, please contact: alison.brown@rmets.org
 
Many thanks
The Weather Editorial Team

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. How would you best describe your association with meteorology? (Tick all that apply)

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* 3. Please rate the following content pieces according to how important they are to your enjoyment of Weather. (Please provide an answer for each content piece)

  Not at all Slightly important Important Very important
Weather news
Research articles
Weather images (adjacent to Weather log front page, usually recent satellite/radar imagery)
Weather log front page
Weather log synoptic charts
Weather log back page: climate data UK and Europe
UK seasonal/annual weather summary
Climate change shorts
Insights, e.g. https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.3868
Weather in my life
Spotlight, e.g. https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.4098
Book reviews
Society news
Meeting reports
Photographs (photographs of weather phenomena submitted by readers, included on the front/inside cover and on bimonthly page adjacent to the climatic data tables of Weather log)

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* 4. How have you found the changes made in Weather since the last survey? (Please provide an answer for each listed change)

  Unhappy Neutral Happy Unaware
Expansion of Weather news
Shorter original research articles
New article types (Insights, Climate change shorts/Brief reports, Spotlight)
Weather log front page charts
Society news format
Selection of book reviews and discounts
Online special collections

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* 5. What else would you like to see in Weather that is not currently catered for?

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* 6. How do you currently access Weather? (Please provide an answer for each access option)

  Always Sometimes Never
Print copy
Online through PC
Online through mobile/tablet
App

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* 7. If you do not access the journal online, what are the reasons?

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* 8. If you do access the journal online, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is poor and 10 is excellent, how would you rate your experience? Please comment on positive experiences as well as any frustrations.

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* 9. How valuable do you find the available features of the online version, which enable you to...?

  Useful Sometimes Useful Never Useful I wasn't aware of this feature
Browse all journal issues
Search through content by keywords, author, topic
View online-only special article collections, e.g. 'Best of Weather' from the past 40 years
Share articles 
Zoom in on high-res images
View articles earlier than in print
Receive email notifications each time a new article/issue is published
View the popularity of articles (citations/altmetric score)
View other related articles
View a fully downloadable PDF version of an issue

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* 10. What would encourage you to use Weather online more frequently? (Tick all that apply)

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* 11. Please indicate which content pieces you see as essential for your print copy. (Please provide an answer for each content piece)

  Essential Not Essential
Weather news
Research articles
Weather images
Weather log front page
Weather log synoptic charts
Weather log back page: climate data UK and Europe
UK seasonal/annual weather summary
Climate change shorts
Insights
Weather in my life
Spotlight
Meeting Reports
Book reviews
Society news
Photographs

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* 12. How would you prefer to receive your copy of Weather in the future?

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* 13. Is there any other feedback you would like to provide about Weather?

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