The Open Access Citation Advantage: Summary of results of studies

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Atchison A & Bull J (2015) Will OA get me cited? An analysis of the efficacy of Open Access publishing in Political Science. PS: Political Science & Politics, (forthcoming).

Donovan JM, Watson CA & Osborne C (2014) The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2506913 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2506913.

Frisch NK, Nathan R, Ahmed YK & Shidham VB (2014) Authors attain comparable or slightly higher rates of citation publishing in an Open Access journal (CytoJournal) compared to traditional cytopathology journals – a five year (2007-2011) experience. CytoJournal, 11:10. doi: 10.4103/1742-6413.131739.

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Aman V (2013) The potential of preprints to accelerate scholarly communication – a bibliometric analysis based on selected journals. MA Thesis. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

Koler-Povh T, Turk G and Juni P (2013) Does the Open Access business model have a significant impact on the citation of publications? Case study in the field of civil engineering. Proceedings of the Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference 2012. DOI: 10.5937/BIOAC-68.

Laakso M and Björk BC (2013) Delayed open access: An overlooked high-impact category of openly available scientific literature. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(7): 1323–1329.

McCabe MJ & Snyder CM (2013) Does online availability increase citations? Theory and evidence from a panel of economics and business journals. Available at SSRN: http://mccabe.people.si.umich.edu/McCabe_Snyder_ReStat_2013.pdf.

Piwowar HA and Vision TJ (2013) Data reuse and the open data citation advantage. PeerJ, 1: e175. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.175

Riera M and Aibar E (2013) ¿Favorece la publicación en abierto el impacto de los artículos cientificos? Un studio empírico en el ámbito de la medicina intensiva [Does open access publishing increase the impact of scientific articles? An empirical study in the field of intensive care medicine]. Medícina Intensiva, 37(4): 232–240.

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Solomon DJ, Laakso M and Björk BC (2013) A longitudinal comparison of citation rates and growth among open access journals. Journal of Informetrics (accepted).

Vanclay JK (2013) Factors affecting citation rates in environmental science. Journal of Informetrics, 7, 265–271.

Björk BC and Solomon D (2012) Open access versus subscription journals: a comparison of scientific impact. BMC Medicine, 10: 73.

Kim, H (2012) The effect of free access on the diffusion of scholarly ideas. MIS Speaker’s Series, University of Arizona, 24th January 2012.

Mahesh G (2012) Open access and impact factors. Current Science, 103(6), 610.

Xia J and Nakanishi K (2012) Self-selection and the citation advantage of open access articles. Online Information Review, 36(1): 40–51.

Davis PM (2011) Do discounted journal access programs help researchers in sub-Saharan Africa? A bibliometric analysis. Learned Publishing, 24: 287–298.

Davis PM (2011) Open access, readership, citations: a randomized controlled trial of scientific journal publishing. The FASEB Journal, doi:10.1096/fj.11–183988.

Donovan JM & Watson CA (2011) Citation advantage of Open Access legal scholarship. Law Library Journal, 103(4): 553–573.

Ingwersen P & Elleby A (2011) Do Open Access working papers attract more citations compare to printed journal articles from the same research unit? In: Proceedings 13th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics & Informetrics, Durban, South Africa, 4th-7th July 2011.

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Xu L, Liu J & Fang Q (2011) Analysis on Open Access citation advantage: an empirical study based on Oxford Open journals. iConference ’11, Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, Seattle, 11th February 2011.

Calver MC & Bradley JS (2010) Patterns of citations of Open Access and non-Open Access conservation biology journal papers and book chapters. Conservation Biology, 24(3): 872–880.

Davis PM (2010) Access, Readership, Citations: A randomized controlled trial of scientific journal publishing. Ph.D. Thesis. Cornell University: USA.

Davis PM (2010) Does Open Access lead to increased readership and citations? The Physiologist, 53(6): 197–201.

Gargouri Y, Hajjem C, Lariviere V, Gingras Y, Brody T, Carr L & Harnad S (2010) Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research. PLoS ONE (Submitted). The study is ongoing and details can be found here: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0013636.

Snijder R (2010) The profits of free books – an experiment to measure the impact of Open Access publishing. Learned Publishing, 23(4): 293–301.

Xia J, Myers RL & Wilhoite SK (2010) Multiple Open Access availability and citation impact. Journal of Information Science, doi: 10.1177/0165551510389358.

Zawacki-Richter O, Anderson T & Tuncay N (2010) The growing impact of Open Access distance education journals: a bibliometric analysis. International Journal of E-learning and Distance Education, 24(3).

Bernius S & Hanauske M (2009) Open Access to Scientific Literature – Increasing Citations as an Incentive for Authors to Make Their Publications Freely Accessible. 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS ’09), 5-8 Jan. 2009, 1-9. http://www.is-frankfurt.de/publikationenNeu/OpenAccesstoScientificLiteratu3032.pdf.

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Frandsen TF (2009) The effects of open access on un-published documents: A case study of economics working papers. Journal of Informetrics 3(2): 124-133. http://hprints.org/file/index/docid/352369/filename/OA_advantage_for_WP.pdf.

Gargouri Y & Harnad S (2009) Logistic regression of potential explanatory variables on citation counts. Preprint 11/04/2009.

Gentil-Beccot A, Mele S & Brooks T (2009) Citing and Reading Behavours in High-Energy Physics. How a Community Stopped Worrying about Journals and Learned to Love Repositories. http://arxiv.org/abs/0906.5418.

Kousha K & Abdoli M (2009) The citation impact of Open Access Agricultural Research: a comparison between OA and Non-OA publications. World Library And Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council, 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy. http://conference.ifla.org/past-wlic/2009/101-kousha-en.pdf.

Lansingh VC & Carter MJ (2009) Does Open Access in Ophthalmology Affect How Articles are Subsequently Cited in Research? Ophthalmology, 116(8): 1425-1431.

Lin S-K (2009) Full Open Access Journals Have Increased Impact Factors (editorial). Molecules, 14(6): 2254-2255. http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/14/6/2254/.

Norris M (2009) The citation advantage of open access articles. PhD thesis, Loughborough University http://hdl.handle.net/2134/4089.

Cheng WH & Ren SL (2008) Evolution of open access publishing in Chinese scientific journals. Learned Publishing, 21(2): 140-152. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp/2008/00000021/00000002/art00009.

Davis PM, Lewenstein BV, Simon DH, Booth JG & Connolly MJL (2008) Open access publishing, article downloads, and citations: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 337: a568. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/337/jul31_1/a568.

Frandsen TF (2008) The integration of open access journals in the scholarly communication system: Three science fields. Information Processing & Management, 45(1): 131-141. http://www.hprints.org/hprints-00326285/en/.

Gaule P & Maystre N (2008) Getting cited: does open access help? Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CEMI-WORKINGPAPER-2008-007, November 2008 and http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/patrickgaule/files/open_access_proofs.pdf.

Norris M, Oppenheim C & Rowland F (2008) Open Access Citation Rates and Developing Countries. 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub 2008), Toronto, June 25-27, 2008. http://elpub.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=335_elpub2008.

Norris M, Oppenheim C & Rowland F (2008) The citation advantage of open-access articles. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(12): 1963-1972. http://hdl.handle.net/2134/4083.

Kurtz MJ & Henneken EA (2007) Open Access does not increase citations for research articles from The Astrophysical Journal. http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.0896

Lin SK (2007) Editorial: Non-Open Access and Its Adverse Impact on Molecules. Molecules, 12: 1436-1437. http://www.mdpi.org/molecules/html/12071436.htm.

Piwowar HA, Day RS & Fridsma DB (2007) Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate. PLoS ONE, March 21, 2007. http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000308.

Sotudeh H & Horri A (2007) The citation performance of open access journals: A disciplinary investigation of citation distribution models. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(13): 2145-2156.

Tonta Y, Ünal Y & A, U (2007) The Research Impact of Open Access Journal Articles. Proceedings ELPUB 2007, the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Vienna, 13-15 June 2007 http://eprints.rclis.org/9424/.

Davis PM & Fromerth MJ (2006) Does the arXiv lead to higher citations and reduced publisher downloads for mathematics articles? Scientometrics, 71(2), May 2007. http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0603056.

Eysenbach G (2006) Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles. PLoS Biology, 4(5), May 2006. http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040157.

Henneken EA, Kurtz MJ, Eichhorn G, Accomazzi A, Grant C, Thompson D & Murray SS (2006) Effect of E-printing on Citation Rates. Astronomy and Physics Journal of Electronic Publishing, 9(2), Summer 2006. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0009.202 and http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0604061.

Metcalfe TS (2006) The Citation Impact of Digital Preprint Archives for Solar Physics Papers. Solar Physics, 239(1-2): 549-553. http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0607079.

Moed HF (2006) The effect of ‘Open Access’ upon citation impact: An analysis of ArXiv’s Condensed Matter Section. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(13): 2145-2156. http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.DL/0611060.

Zhang Y (2006) The Effect of Open Access on Citation Impact: A Comparison Study Based on Web Citation Analysis. Libri, 56(3): 133-199. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.2006.56.issue-3/libr.2006.145/libr.2006.145.xml.

Hajjem C, Harnad S & Gingras Y (2005) Ten-Year Cross-Disciplinary Comparison of the Growth of Open Access and How it Increases Research Citation Impact. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, 28(4), December 2005.http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11688/.

Metcalfe TS (2005) The Rise and Citation Impact of astro-ph in Major Journals. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 37(2). http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0503519.

Sahu DK, Gogtay NJ & Bavdekar SB (2005) Effect of open access on citation rates for a small biomedical journal. Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, Chicago, September 16-18, 2005. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/36446808_Effect_of_open_access on_citation_rates_for_a_small_biomedical_journal.

Antelman K (2004) Do Open-Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact? College and Research Libraries, 65(5): 372-382, September 2004 http://crl.acrl.org/content/65/5/372.short.

Harnad S & Brody T (2004) Comparing the impact of open access (OA) vs non-OA articles in the same journals. D-Lib Magazine, 10(6), June. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june04/harnad/06harnad.html (reporting results from this study: http://opcit.eprints.org/feb19oa/brody-impact.pdf).

Kurtz MJ, Eichhorn G, Accomazzi A, Grant CS, Demleitner M & Murray SS (2004) The Effect of Use and Access on Citations. Information Processing and Management, 41(6): 1395-1402. http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~kurtz/IPM-abstract.html.

McVeigh ME (2004) Open Access Journals in the ISI Citation Databases: Analysis of Impact Factors and Citation Patterns. Thomson Scientific, October 2004. http://science.thomsonreuters.com/m/pdfs/openaccesscitations2.pdf.

Schwarz G & Kennicutt Jr, RC (2004) Demographic and Citation Trends in Astrophysical Journal Papers and Preprints. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 36: 1654-1663. http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0411275.

Lawrence S (2001) Free online availability substantially increases a paper’s impact. Nature, 31 May 2001. http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access/Articles/lawrence.html.

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