Is There an Open-Access Citation Advantage?

B.G. Sloan bgsloan2 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Oct 20 14:48:47 EDT 2010

>From the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Wired Campus" blog:

"A key point in debates about open access centers on how much and whether authors benefit from open-access publication. Advocates such as Stevan Harnad maintain that such publication creates a citation advantage—that openly available articles are cited more frequently...Skeptics have argued that self-archiving of articles leads to more citations because authors are likely to make their best work available."

Full text (with comments from Stevan Harnad) -

Bernie Sloan


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