Doctoral Thesis on Open Access Advantage Receives Emerald/EFMD "Highly Recommended" Award

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 23:46:10 -0500

      Doctoral thesis highly commended

"The Emerald Group Publishing Limited have informed the Department
[of Information Science (DIS) at Loughborough University] that Dr.
Michael Norris has been named as a Highly Commended Award winner of
the 2008 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the
Information Science category for his doctoral thesis 'The citation
advantage of open access articles'. These prestigious awards have now
been running for four years and attract submissions of an
exceptionally high quality from across the globe in all subject

"Michael was awarded his Ph.D. in the autumn of 2008 and is
continuing to work on a research project in DIS. Charles Oppenheim,
Head of Department commented: 'This recognition of Dr. Norris'
research is richly deserved. His outstanding research explored the
topical and contentious issue of whether Open Access journal articles
receive more citations than toll access journals, and if so, why. His
work demonstrated that the reasons for the increase of citations are
complex and cannot be explained away in a simplistic fashion, as some
have tried to do'."

Published version: Norris, M, Oppenheim C, Rowland F. (2008) The
citation advantage of open-access articles. Journal of the American
Society for Information Science and Technology 59(12) 1963-72.
Received on Sat Jan 10 2009 - 04:47:29 GMT

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