Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Publish in Open Access Journals if you want to get cited!

Everybody felt it must be true, but there were no hard data on it. That is, until now. The new issue of PloS - Biology just published a study that demonstrates that papers published in Open Access journals get cited more than papers hidden behind the subscription walls (or worse - not available online at all).

Read the editorial introduction: Open Access Increases Citation Rate

Read the study: Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles

And you may also want to read another interesting, related, long study they cite: NEW JOURNAL PUBLISHING MODELS: AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF SENIOR RESEARCHERS (pdf)

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