Alma Swan, a Visiting Researcher in the School of Electronics & Computer Science at the University of Southampton, has issued a report entitled "The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and results to date."
This paper presents a summary of reported studies on the Open Access citation advantage. There is a brief introduction to the main issues involved in carrying out such studies, both methodological and interpretive. The study listing provides some details of the coverage, methodological approach and main conclusions of each study.
27 of the 31 studies found a positive Open Access citation advantage. Agricultural sciences, Communications studies, Medicine, and Physics/Astronomy showed the largest percentage increase in citations with Open Access.Posted by stemp003 at March 12, 2010 4:57 PM