The citation impact of Open Access agricultural research: A comparison between OA and non-OA publications

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


From the abstract: The main purpose of this study is to assess the citation advantage for self-archived Open Access (OA) agriculture research against its non-OA counterparts....At the article level, the paper compared the citation counts of self-archived research with non-OA articles based upon a sample of 400 research articles from ISI-indexed (ISI, Institute for Scientific Information) agriculture journals in 2005. At the journal level the paper compared impact factors (IFs) of OA against non-OA agriculture journals from 2005 to 2007 as reported by the ISI Journal Citation Reports....The results showed that there is an obvious citation advantage for self-archived agriculture articles as compared to non-OA articles. Out of a random sample of 400 articles published in non-OA agriculture journals, about 14 per cent were OA and had a median citation count of four whereas the median for non-OA articles was two. However, at the journal level the average IF for OA agriculture journals from 2005 to 2007 was 0.29, considerably lower than the average IF for non-OA journals (0.65)....


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Tags: oa.impact oa.agriculture oa.jif oa.citations oa.advantage oa.repositories oa.journals oa.metrics oa.empirical oa.studies



Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 16:11

Date published:

10/10/2010, 21:35