Open Access: Working papers do not work | Videnskab.dk
"It is tempting to put his ideas on the net in a hurry. This allows other researchers see what you are doing and may want to contact one of the input - or even recommendations by the sponsor, so you can get money for his project. But if you really want his research read and used by other researchers in their work, there is only one viable option: To get the results of his research published in a journal as fine as possible. It shows a Danish study published at a conference in ISSI, International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. The Danish researchers have compared the number of times a researcher's work was referenced - quoted - when it was available in an open access repository as working on the web in relation to how many times an article on the same subject and with virtually the same authors was quoted when the article was published in a journal after having been through peer review, peer review. The result shows that the researcher's work is discussed about four times more frequently when it is described in a scientific article in a journal with peer review. 'It is important to document whether the articles quoted, and whether they are cited by people from the same research institution or by people from outside. You will be measured and are paid according to the number of citations, and I was curious to find out if all the research was ever used for anything,' recounts Anita Elleby, master of library and information science. She conducted the study as a librarian at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) ..."