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Paper 139_elpub2007:
The Research Impact of Open Access Journal Articles

id 139_elpub2007
authors Tonta, Yasar; Ünal, Yurdagül; Al, Umut
year 2007
title The Research Impact of Open Access Journal Articles
source ELPUB2007. Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Vienna, Austria 13-15 June 2007 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Bob Martens. ISBN 978-3-85437-292-9, 2007, pp. 321-330
summary The availability of scientific and intellectual works freely through scientists' personal web sites, digital university archives or through the electronic print (eprint) archives of major scientific institutions has radically changed the process of scientific communication within the last decade. The “Open Access” (OA) initiative is having a tremendous impact upon the scientific communication process, which is largely based on publishing in scientific periodicals. This exploratory paper investigates the research impact of OA articles across the subject disciplines. The research impact of OA articles as measured by the number of citations varies from discipline to discipline. OA articles in Biology and Economics had the highest research impact. OA articles in hard, urban, and convergent fields such as Physics, Mathematics, and Chemical Engineering did not necessarily get cited most often.
keywords open access articles; research impact of open access articles; scholarly communication; citations analysis of open access articles
series ELPUB:2007
type normal paper
email tonta@hacettepe.edu.tr
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/elpub2007/presentations/139.ppt
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-139_elpub2007
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