To promote survey participation, we are giving away 1000 $5 Starbucks eGift cards to authors! The first author to submit a paper's survey will receive the reward. We have 1000 cards to give away and the offer ends when the supply is exhausted.

Here is how it works:

  1. Authors receive an email invitation (see sample) to complete an online survey (see sample) to verify the information about their paper.
  2. After providing information, an author submits the survey and is automatically entered in the rewards program.
  3. The first author to submit a survey to a previously unverified paper will receive an email with a Starbucks eGift card, while supplies last.
  4. Authors with multiple papers can receive multiple rewards!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What survey?

    Authors of articles that are cataloged on this site are sent email messages that ask them to verify the information we have collected about their article. Verification is accomplished with a survey. The main FAQ page includes more details.

  2. Are all papers eligible?

    Papers don’t determine eligibility; the verification status does. We would like more people to complete their surveys, so only those papers without a submitted survey and thus without verified information are eligible.

  3. How do I use my eGift card?

    An emailed link will take you to a web page with a barcode that can be used to pay in stores. The page also supports adding the value of the card directly to your Starbucks account. Information specific to eGift cards is difficult to find, but this page can get you started.

  4. How long until I can buy coffee?

    We anticipate sending out batches of emails with links that can be used to claim rewards at least every other week, but hopefully sooner.

  5. There is no Starbucks in my country. What do I do?

    The Starbucks card FAQ includes some advice about using cards outside the United States. The eGift cards can be transferred, so authors may forward their links to co-authors, other researchers, etc.

  6. Why are you doing this?

    In brief, we are doing this to increase the quality of research in computer science. Please see the main FAQ page or our blog for a more thorough discussion.

  7. I lost my survey email. What should I do?

    Please contact us with the details of your article (e.g., URL of your article’s page on our site plus your name) so that we can arrange that the message be resent.

  8. My paper is in your database, so why didn't I get an email?

    Some papers appear on our site substantially before we are able to send out emails about the surveys. Information about these papers is grayed out and accompanied by a notice, and authors will not yet have received any email about these papers. For other papers, it may be that we could find no address or that the mail bounced or was refused. If these explanations do not seem to apply, please contact us.