Benefits of Open-Access Publication
Accelerated Discovery  
With open access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction.
Public Enrichment  
Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment.
Improved Education  
Open access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world.

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Why We Should Support Open-Access Publications?
  1. BioMed Central’s video on the benefits of open access.
  2. Duke University Libraries’ page Benefits to open access.
  3. RCUK posted a blog on The benefits of Open Access on 12 August 2012.
  4. SPARC Europe’s page on The benefits of open access.
  5. Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook’s page Benefits of Open Access for research dissemination.
  6. Houghton, J (2009) Open Access – What are the economic benefits? – A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark.
  7. Houghton, J and Sheehan, P (2009) Estimating the Potential Impacts of Open Access to Research Findings, Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol 39, No 1, March.

 

Open Access Increases Citations
  1. [Bibliography] – Hitchcock, S (2012) The effect of open access and downloads (‘hits’) on citation impact: a bibliography of studies The Open citation Project – Reference Linking and Citation Analysis for Open Archives.
  2. [Bibliography] – Swan, A (2010) The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and results to date.
  3. [Bibliography] – Wagner, A.B. (2010) Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography.
  4. According to Hitchcock’s site – the top five most-cited papers, as measured by Google Scholar.
  5. Lawrence, S., Free online availability substantially increases a paper’s impact, Nature, 31 May 2001.
  6. Harnad, S. and Brody, T., Comparing the Impact of Open Access (OA) vs. Non-OA Articles in the Same Journals, D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 10 No. 6, June 2004.
  7. Antelman, K., Do Open-Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact? College and Research Libraries, 65(5):372-382, September 2004.
  8. Eysenbach, G., Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles, PLoS Biology, Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2006.
  9. Harnad, S., et al., The Access/Impact Problem and the Green and Gold Roads to Open Access: An Update, Serials Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 2008, 36-40.
  10. Also highly cited (100+ cites).
  11. Hajjem, C., et al., Ten-Year Cross-Disciplinary Comparison of the Growth of Open Access and How it Increases Research Citation Impact, IEEE Data Eng. Bull., Vol. 28, No. 4, Dec. 2005.
  12. Brody, T., et al., Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact, JASIST, Vol. 57, No. 8, 2006.
  13. Piwowar, H. A., et al., Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate, PLoS ONE, March 21, 2007.
  14. Craig, I. D., et al., Do Open Access Articles Have Greater Citation Impact? A critical review of the literature, Journal of Informetrics, 1 (3), July 2007.
  15. Kurtz, M. J., et al., The Effect of Use and Access on Citations, Information Processing and Management, 41 (6), Dec. 2005.
  16. Davis, P.M., et al., Open access publishing, article downloads, and citations: randomised controlled trial, BMJ, 337:a568, 31 July 2008.
  17. Gargouri, Y., et al., Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research, PLOS ONE, 5(10): e13636, October 18, 2010.

 

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