The open access advantage considering citation, article usage and social media attention

  title={The open access advantage considering citation, article usage and social media attention},
  author={Xianwen Wang and Chen Liu and Wenli Mao and Zhichao Fang},
In this study, we compare the difference in the impact between open access (OA) and non-open access (non-OA) articles. 1761 Nature Communications articles published from 1 January 2012 to 31 August 2013 are selected as our research objects, including 587 OA articles and 1174 non-OA articles. Citation data and daily updated article-level metrics data are harvested directly from the platform of Data is analyzed from the static versus temporal-dynamic perspectives. The OA citation… 
Does open access citation advantage depend on paper topics?
It is concluded that OA authors’ self-selectivity, if it exists at all, is not responsible for the OA citation advantage, at least as far as selection of topics with probably higher citation potentials is concerned.
Use of Bibliometrics Data to Understand the Citation Advantages of Different Open Access Categories in Covid‐19 Related Studies
This research analyzed the bibliometrics data and citation numbers of around 42,000 English language articles published in 2020 related to COVID‐19 to understand the correlations between different OA types and the impact of OA research articles evaluated based on the citation numbers.
Evaluating the relationship between the academic and social impact of open access books based on citation behaviors and social media attention
Only when OA books are accessed through the channels of communication can the knowledge contained in books be absorbed to generate impact, and lowering the access barrier does lead to more attention found for OA research papers.
Open access increases citations of papers in ecology
In ecology journals OA confers articles with citation advantages and such an impact accumulates with years and independent of the economic status of the countries, which may guide decisions of scientific societies, journals, and individual authors as they weigh the relative costs and benefits of open electronic accessibility of scientific research.
Is the open access citation advantage real? A systematic review of the citation of open access and subscription-based articles
A systematic review of studies of citations to OA and non-OA articles concluded that quality and heterogeneity of the component studies pose challenges for generalization and suggest the need for reporting guidelines for bibliometrics studies.
To What Extent Does the Open Access Status of Articles Predict Their Social Media Visibility? A Case Study of Life Sciences and Biomedicine
This study aimed to determine whether, and to what extent, the OA status and OA type of articles can predict their social media visibility, when controlling for a considerable number of important
Do articles in open access journals have more frequent altmetric activity than articles in subscription-based journals? An investigation of the research output of Finnish universities
The results show significant disciplinary and platform specific differences in the OA advantage, with articles in OA journals within for instance veterinary sciences, social and economic geography and psychology receiving more citations and attention on social media platforms, while the opposite was found for articles within medicine and health sciences.
Usage of Open Access journals in Russian publications: Web of Science, 2008‑2017
The development of the Open Access (OA) journals system, its advantages, anddisadvantages are discussed. The bibliometric statistics on Russian research performance(RP) were collected from the
The relationship between usage and citations in an open access mega-journal
An observational study of usage and citation data collected about the multidisciplinary, open access mega-journal Scientific Reports finds that articles with high usage in the first six months are more likely to have their first citation earlier and that higher citations in thefirst two years since publication are related to higher usage.
The citation advantage for open access science journals with and without article processing charges
The results suggest that authors should consider field- and discipline-related differences in the OA citation advantage, especially when they are considering non-APC OA journals categorised in two or more subjects, and may encourage OA publishing at least in the science class.


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.
The Antaeus column: does the “open access” advantage exist? A librarian's perspective
The paper finds that many of the original arguments for the benefits of open access have fallen by the wayside; but that, in spite of this, there is a good evidence that an “open access advantage” does exist.
Open access and altmetrics: Distinct but complementary
There has been a notable rise in the growth and popularity of a particular type of online journal – open access journals, which expressly allow anyone on the Internet to read them for free without paying, which make it even easier for people to discover, access and re-use journal literature.
The effect of "open access" on citation impact: An analysis of ArXiv's condensed matter section
  • H. Moed
  • Physics
    J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2007
This study statistically analyses how the citatio n impact of articles deposited in the Condensed Matter section of the preprint server ArX iv, and subsequently published in a scientific journal, compares to that of articles in the same journal that were not deposited in that archive.
Altmetrics in the wild: Using social media to explore scholarly impact
This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or "altmetrics", sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science and finds that that different indicators vary greatly in activity.
Online or invisible ?
The impact of free online availability of computer science literature is investigated by analyzing citation rates, and there is a clear correlation between the number of times an article is cited, and the probability that the article is online.
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.
Do Altmetrics Work? Twitter and Ten Other Social Web Services
Comparisons between citations and metric values for articles published at different times, even within the same year, can remove or reverse this association and so publishers and scientometricians should consider the effect of time when using altmetrics to rank articles.
How far does scientific community look back?
Differences in citation rates by country of origin for papers published in top-ranked medical journals: do they reflect inequalities in access to publication?
Papers from different countries published in the same journal have different citation rates, which may reflect difficulties for researchers from some countries to publish their research in leading medical journals.