Multiple open access availability and citation impact

  title={Multiple open access availability and citation impact},
  author={Jingfeng Xia and Rebekah Lynette Myers and Sara Kay Wilhoite},
  journal={J. Information Science},
This research examines the relationship between multiple open access (OA) availability of journal articles and the citation advantage by collecting data of OA copies and citation numbers in 20 top library and information science journals. We discover a correlation between the two variables; namely, multiple OA availability of an article has a positive impact on its citation count. The statistical analysis reveals that for every increase in the availability of OA articles, citation numbers… CONTINUE READING
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