Re: Increased citation of OA

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:07:05 +0100

On Tue, 1 Apr 2008, Iain Craig [Blackwell Publishers] wrote:

> There is a review article recently published (2007) in Journal of
> Informetrics which covers this ground, "Do open access articles have
> greater citation impact? A critical review of the literature".
> See: or for an alternate
> location, see

If Iain Craig wishes to single out his study
even though it is already included among the many items in
the bibliography I posted, may I point out that that same bibliography
also includes a critique of his study:

    "Craig et al.'s Review of Studies on the OA Citation Advantage"

(I would perhaps not have added that the Craig et al study was proposed by
the Publishing Research Consortium and conducted by the staff of three
publishers, but I see that another publisher study is about to be
announced on AmSci. Stay tuned...)

Stevan Harnad

On Tue, 1 Apr 2008, Stevan Harnad wrote:

> On 1-Apr-08, at 6:13 AM, Nick Sheppard (U. Leeds) wrote:
> > I would be very grateful if anyone could point me at evidence that OA
> > articles are cited more often than non-OA; I have the 2001 article by
> > Steve Lawrence... but could do with something a little more up to date.
> See Steve Hitchcock's ongoing bibliography: "The effect of open access
> and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a bibliography of studies"
> There's been plenty since Lawrence 2001!
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