What happens when a journal converts to Open Access? A bibliometric analysis

  title={What happens when a journal converts to Open Access? A bibliometric analysis},
  author={Fakhri Momeni and Philipp Mayr and Nicholas Fraser and Isabella Peters},
In recent years, increased stakeholder pressure to transition research to Open Access has led to many journals converting, or ‘flipping’, from a closed access (CA) to an open access (OA) publishing model. Changing the publishing model can influence the decision of authors to submit their papers to a journal, and increased article accessibility may influence citation behaviour. In this paper we aimed to understand how flipping a journal to an OA model influences the journal’s future publication… 
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