[IRTalk] Citation metrics and open access: what do we know?

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 16:16:41 SAST 2016

Based on our close review of the available evidence, there is no clear
citation advantage for open access articles, or at least not one that can
be identified as solely being related to an article’s access status. Whilst
early studies suggested a causal relationship between article OA status and
higher citation counts, subsequent studies identify weaknesses in the
methodology used in earlier studies where a citation advantage had been


*​To be fair we must give the opposing team a chance!​*
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