UC Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education has received funding from the A.W. Mellon Foundation to continue their look into faculty practices and expectations for different modes of scholarly communication. To date, a planning study has been finished, and an interim report for phase 2 has just become available.
The planning study surfaced a finding that scholars' pre-publication communication styles and needs differ from those they hold when ready to publish. Final Report for Planning Grant, Scholarly Communication: Academic Values and Sustainable Models
Draft Interim Report: Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An In-depth Study of Faculty Needs and Ways of Meeting Them. Diane Harley, Sarah Earl-Novell, Sophia Krzys Acord, Shannon Lawrence, and C. Judson King. CSHE.8.2008 (May 2008)
As described by the authors, "Well into our second year, we have posted a draft interim report describing some of our early results and impressions based on the responses of more than 150 interviewees in the fields of astrophysics, archaeology, biology, economics, history, music, and political science.