Alma Swan: The OA citation advantage: Studies and results to date

Stevan Harnad amsciforum at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 9 12:21:42 EST 2010

    ** Cross-Posted **

[Note added by SH: These data are derived from Dr. Steve Hitchcock's
bibliography of studies on the effect of open access and downloads
('hits') on citation impact. They are now ripe for a meta-analysis:
You are encouraged to do one -- or to contact Dr. Swan and Dr.
Hitchcock if you are interested in collaborating]


Swan, A. (2010) The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and
results to date. Technical Report, School of Electronics & Computer
Science, University of Southampton.

This paper presents a summary of reported studies on the Open Access
citation advantage. There is a brief introduction to the main issues
involved in carrying out such studies, both methodological and
interpretive. The study listing provides some details of the coverage,
methodological approach and main conclusions of each study.

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