This is not a citation
December 18, 2008 7 Comments
“Of a sample of 4,633 articles examined, 2,280 (49%) were OA and had a mean citation count of 9.04 whereas the mean for TA (Toll Access) articles was 5.76. There appears to be a clear citation advantage for those articles that are OA as opposed to those that are TA.”
Norris, Michael; Oppenheim, Charles; Rowland, Fytton (2008). The citation advantage of open-access articles. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(12), p 1963-1972, DOI: 10.1002/asi.20898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.20898
Naturally I am always looking for evidence that OA increases citation rate. The paper above offers further evidence, and I’ve only presented it in the form of a citation, it’s not actually a citation of course, in the full academic sense, as this is a blog and not an academic paper.