Will your paper be more cited if published in Open Access? | SciELO in Perspective
"Academia.edu is a well-known social network for scholars, established in 2008, which currently informs over 30 million registered users. The platform is used to share research papers, monitor their impact and follow up on any research in a particular area of expertise. Its repository contains more than 8 million full-text articles published in open access (OA) and receives 36 million visitors per month.
In April 2015, a research conducted by six Academia.edu employees and the consulting company Polynumeral1 on the growth of received citations to research publications that were deposited in its open access repository was distributed to 20 million users registered on its website, stating that the articles there deposited increased citations received by 83% within five years.
This work raises at least two questions:...."
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