Friday, October 01, 2004

Scholars are adopting open-access practices & being rewarded

Antelman, K. (2004) . Do Open-Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact? Author eprint, E-LIS, 29 September 2004, abstract available at College and Research Libraries, 65(5):372-382, September 2004.

From the abstract:
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 whether they have a greater impact as measured by citations in the ISI Web of Science database when 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.
Paper added 29 September 2004 to the OpCit Projects' bibliography of studies on the effect of open access and downloads on citation impact.

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