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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Open Access Papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’

Open access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.
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The Research Information Network analysed the web traffic to more than 700 articles published in hybrid science journal Nature Communications in the first six months of 2013.

It found that, after 180 days, articles whose authors had paid for them to be made open access had been viewed more than twice as often as those articles accessible only to the journal’s subscribers.

Read the full article here:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/home/open-access-papers-gain-more-traffic-and-citations/2014850.article