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Results from a questionnaire are presented: over 400 researchers in 12 countries responded ranking 7 article characteristics and rating 16 article profiles. After article topic, the next most highly ranked characteristics were online accessibility and source of article. There were significant differences in ranking by discipline and geographic location.