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Paper 107_elpub2011:
The Impact of Open Access Contributions: Developed and Developing World Perspectives

id 107_elpub2011
authors Mohammad Shafi, Sheikh; Bhat, Mohammad Haneef
year 2011
title The Impact of Open Access Contributions: Developed and Developing World Perspectives
source ELPUB2011. Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey/ Edited by: Yasar Tonta, Umut Al, Phyllis Lepon Erdo_an and Ana Alice Baptista. ISBN 978-975-491-320-0, pp. 28-36
summary The study explores the research impact of ‘Open Access research articles’ across the globe with a view to test the hypothesis that “OA research contributions emanating from developing countries receive equal citations (subsequently resultant research impact) as those from the developed world”. The study covers 5639 research articles from 50 Open Access DOAJ based Medical Sciences journals covering the period from 2005 to 2006. The research impact of OA research publications measured by the citation counts varies from journal to journal and from country to country. Statistically significant difference is noted between the research impact of the developed and the developing world for OA research articles. The research articles from the developed countries receive higher number of citations (subsequently resultant research impact) compared to those of the developing world. The study may help and pave way for framing policies and strategies to increase the impact of research in the developing world.
keywords Open Access; research impact; DOAJ
series ELPUB:2011
type normal paper
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-107_elpub2011
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