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Studies on access: a review

  title={Studies on access: a review},
  author={Philip M. Davis},
A review of the empirical literature on access to scholarly information. This review focuses on surveys of authors, article download and citation analysis. 
Self-Selection and the Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles
The results reveal that open access articles in general receive more citations, contrary to the existing theory that a higher citation rate of openAccess articles is caused by authors posting their best articles online.
Positioning Open Access Journals in a LIS Journal Ranking
It is found that open access journals have gained momentum supporting high-quality research and publication, and some OA journals have been ranked as high as the best traditional print journals.
An Overview of Open Access in the Fields of Business and Management
The current state of open access in the fields of business and management is assessed using Google to search for free versions of articles from a sample of articles published in early 2009 in a broad array ofbusiness and management journals.
The readiness of open access policy implementation: A case study within a Kuwaiti higher education institue
Open access (OA) policy is becoming an increasingly important element of information management initiatives in academic institutions. The aim of this research is to explore the perception towards OA
Constructing the structure underlying open access practices
This article applies a structuralist perspective to examine open access (OA) practices. Anthropologist Lévi-Strauss’s culinary triangle model is adopted to streamline a whole OA process from
Constructing the structure underlying open access practices
By constructing the conceptual relationship of three OA activities, namely archiving, searching and citation, the article argues that content accumulation constitutes the success of the OA movement.
Economic and social returns on investment in open archiving publicly funded research outputs
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) provided support for this feasibility study, which outlines one possible approach to measuring the impacts of the proposed US Federal
In an Age of Open Access to Research Policies: Physician and Public Health NGO Staff Research Use and Policy Awareness
Those working in health fields will utilize more research in the course of their work as a result of increasing open access to research, improving awareness of and preparation for this access, and adjusting public and open access policies to maximize the extent of potential access, through reduction in embargo periods and access to pre-policy literature.
Some economic aspects of the scholarly journal system


Open Access and Global Participation in Science
It is demonstrated that a journal receives a modest increase in citations when it comes online freely, but the jump is larger when it first comes online through commercial sources, suggesting that free Internet access widens the circle of those who read and make use of scientists' investigations.
Attracted to open access journals: a bibliometric author analysis in the field of biology
Bibliometric analyses of both publishing behaviour and citing behaviour in relation to OA publishing provides evidence of the impact of open access on developing countries.
Comparing the Impact of Open Access (OA) vs. Non-OA Articles in the Same Journals
Comparing the citation counts of individual OA and non-OA articles appearing in the same (non-OA) journals is revealing dramatic citation advantages for OA.
Using and Reading Scholarly Literature.
Revue bibliographique: demande en revues scientifiques, utilisation et lectorat de ces revues
Access to scientific literature in India
  • P. Gaulé
  • Economics
    J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2009
Comparing backward citations patterns of Swiss and Indian scientists in a database of 43’150 scientific papers published by scientists from either country in 2007 finds that Indian scientists have shorter references lists, are more likely to cite articles from open access journals and are less likely to cites articles from expensive journals.
Author-choice open-access publishing in the biological and medical literature: A citation analysis
There is strong evidence to suggest that the open-access advantage is declining by about 7% per year, from 32% in 2004 to 11%; in 2007.
The decline in the concentration of citations, 1900-2007
Changes in the concentration of citations received by papers published between 1900 and 2005 are analyzed and show that, contrary to what was reported by Evans, the dispersion of citations is actually increasing.
The citation advantage of open-access articles
There appears to be a clear citation advantage for those articles that are OA as opposed to those that are TA, but this advantage varies between disciplines, with sociology having the highest citation advantage but the lowest number of OA articles from the sample taken and ecologyHaving the highest individual citation count for OAarticles but the smallest citation advantage.
Getting Cited: Does Open Access Help?
Cross-sectional studies typically find positive correlations between free availability of scientific articles (‘open access’) and citations. Using a number of instruments as plausible sources of
This study reports on five interdisciplinary case studies that explore academic value systems as they influence publishing behavior and attitudes of University of California, Berkeley faculty. The