Scientific Excellence at Scale: Open Access journals have a clear citation advantage over subscription journals – Science & research news | Frontiers
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"Frontiers is the 4th most cited publisher amongst the 20 largest publishers, ranked by average citations over a three-year period (2015-2017). The same analysis also reveals a citation advantage of Open Access journals over subscription journals in the last three years.
In 2017, 16% of peer-reviewed papers worldwide were published in fully Open Access journals according to SCImago (2018). After over two decades of the Open Access revolution, this is a far cry from the aspired 100%. One of the many reasons why the transition to Open Access turned out to be so difficult is the debate whether Open Access can produce scientific excellence. In this blog post we performed a journal analysis contrasting open access journals and subscription journals based on data from SCImago (2018, SCImago data is based on Elsevier’s Scopus database). The full dataset is available on Figshare here.
In 2017, four of the 20 largest publishers are full Open Access publishers (Figure 1), 16 are traditional subscription publishers with a range of subscription, hybrid and fully open access journals...."