[Duraspace] The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum by Mark J. McCabe, Christopher M. Snyder :: SSRN

Iryna Kuchma iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Sat Jun 1 21:00:46 SAST 2013

Their dataset includes all the citations indexed by Thomson ISI between
1996 and 2005 to all the articles published during that period in a sample
of the top 100 titles in ecology, botany, and general science. I hope with
more current data the picture is different.
Best wishes,

Iryna Kuchma
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager
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On 1 June 2013 15:11, Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson at gmail.com> wrote:

> An open-access journal allows free online access to its articles,
> obtaining revenue from fees charged to submitting authors. Using panel data
> on science journals, we are able to circumvent some problems plaguing
> previous studies of the impact of open access on citations. We find that
> moving from paid to open access increases cites by 8% on average in our
> sample, but the effect varies across the quality of content. Open access
> increases cites to the best content (top-ranked journals or articles in
> upper quintiles of citations within a volume) but reduces cites to
> lower-quality content. We construct a model to explain these findings in
> which being placed on a broad open-access platform can increase the
> competition among articles for readers’ attention. We can find structural
> parameters allowing the model to fit the quintile results quite closely.
> http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2269040
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