Open access books 'much more likely' to be downloaded and cited | Times Higher Education (THE)
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"Open access academic books get significantly more usage, citations and online mentions than their non-open equivalents. That is the central claim of a new white paper, The OA Effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books?, published by Springer Nature. Although there is “a growing body of literature confirming that publishing OA increases article citations and online visibility”, the report claims to be “the first major comparative analysis of usage data for OA and non-OA scholarly books”."