Do Open Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact?

Antelman, Kristin Do Open Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact? College & Research Libraries News, 2004, vol. 65, n. 5, pp. 372-382. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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While many authors believe that their work has a greater research impact if it is freely available, studies to demonstrate that impact are few. This study looks at articles in four disciplines at varying stages of adoption of open access—philosophy, political science, electrical and electronic engineering and mathematics—to see if they have a greater impact, as measured by citations in the ISI Web of Science database, if their authors make them freely available on the Internet. The finding is that, across all four disciplines, freely available articles do have a greater research impact. Shedding light on this category of open access reveals that scholars in diverse disciplines are both adopting open access practices and being rewarded for it.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: open access impact citation
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
Depositing user: Kristin Antelman
Date deposited: 29 Sep 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:59


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