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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More on the OA citation advantage

Charlie Mayor, Gloves off in BMJ debate over open access citation advantage, Information practices in the biomedical sciences, October 13, 2008.
... Regardless of whether the Davis study shows anything at all, one clear result they discuss is that open access articles, by most measures, are certainly read more than their subscription-only counterparts. With newer metrics in the pipeline to measure article popularity and impact, such as article online hits or PDF downloads, citation counts may eventually become subordinate to access and readings counts. ...