Author-choice open-access publishing in the biological and medical literature: A citation analysis
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Davis, Philip M.
In this article, we analyze the citations to articles published in 11 biological and medical journals from 2003 to 2007 that employ author-choice open-access models. Controlling for known explanatory predictors of citations, only 2 of the 11 journals show positive and significant open-access effects. Analyzing all journals together, we report a small but significant increase in article citations of 17%. In addition, there is strong evidence to suggest that the open-access advantage is declining by about 7% per year, from 32% in 2004 to 11% in 2007.
open access; author choice; citation analysis; bibliometrics
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Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology v.60 n.1 p.3-8