Does the “open access option” lead to more citations

Some journals offer the possibility for authors to make the publication available by open access. This is quite expensive option but maybe you asked yourself, if it is possible to get more cites in spending some money. In a recent study (OpenAccess and Readership ) the number of citations of open access vs. regular access (via the library or repositories) was compared. And: it does not make any difference.

Spend you money for some other nice things!

Best Jürgen

 

ps: The most citations you get from reviews which is not unexpected.

This entry was posted in Journal. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s