Table 2

Factors associated with time spent on emails

Time spent on academic spam emails per day (%)
None1–10 min>10 minP value
Demographics and professional information
 Gender0.37
  Female19.966.014.0
  Male20.160.419.5
  Other/prefer not to answer16.758.325.0
 Academic job title
  Assistant professor19.565.415.10.36
  Associate professor20.757.821.6
  Professor28.651.020.4
  Non-tenure track17.465.217.4
  Other10.579.010.5
 Number of academic publications
  1–00.087.512.5<0.001
  11–200.080.819.2
  >2026.956.816.3
 Previously published in open access format
  Yes23.767.58.90.01
  No19.761.718.6
  Not sure9.365.125.6
 Spam filter on email
  No19.963.117.00.99
  Yes20.765.513.8
  Not sure20.065.015.0
Experience with academic spam emails
 Estimated number of academic spam emails per day
  1–1020.372.96.8<0.001
  11–2020.358.021.7
  >2018.640.241.2
  Not sure0.0100.00.0
 Concern for missed opportunities
  No21.363.814.90.04
  Yes14.355.430.4
  Not sure15.965.918.2