|Benefits of Open-Access Publication|
|With open access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction.|
|Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment.|
|Open access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world.|
All proceedings and journals publication by WorldConferences.net are open and freely accessible. Articles are indexed by Google Scholar.
|Why We Should Support Open-Access Publications?|
- BioMed Central’s video on the benefits of open access.
- Duke University Libraries’ page Benefits to open access.
- RCUK posted a blog on The benefits of Open Access on 12 August 2012.
- SPARC Europe’s page on The benefits of open access.
- Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook’s page Benefits of Open Access for research dissemination.
- Houghton, J (2009) Open Access – What are the economic benefits? – A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark.
- 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|
- [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.
- [Bibliography] – Swan, A (2010) The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and results to date.
- [Bibliography] – Wagner, A.B. (2010) Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography.
- According to Hitchcock’s site – the top five most-cited papers, as measured by Google Scholar.
- Lawrence, S., Free online availability substantially increases a paper’s impact, Nature, 31 May 2001.
- 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.
- Antelman, K., Do Open-Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact? College and Research Libraries, 65(5):372-382, September 2004.
- Eysenbach, G., Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles, PLoS Biology, Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2006.
- 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.
- Also highly cited (100+ cites).
- 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.
- Brody, T., et al., Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact, JASIST, Vol. 57, No. 8, 2006.
- Piwowar, H. A., et al., Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate, PLoS ONE, March 21, 2007.
- 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.
- Kurtz, M. J., et al., The Effect of Use and Access on Citations, Information Processing and Management, 41 (6), Dec. 2005.
- Davis, P.M., et al., Open access publishing, article downloads, and citations: randomised controlled trial, BMJ, 337:a568, 31 July 2008.
- 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.