October 28, 2021

Research Paper: “The Data Sharing Advantage in Astrophysics” (Preprint)

The following paper (preprint) was published in International Astronomical Union. Proceedings of Symposia. FM [Focus Meeting] 3: Scholarly Publication in Astronomy: Evolution or Revolution?. The event took place on August 6-7,2015.

Title

The Data Sharing Advantage In Astrophysics

Authors

Bertil F. Dorch
University of Southern Denmark

Thea M. Drachen
University of Southern Denmark

Ole Ellegaard
University of Southern Denmark

Source

Preprint via arXiv

Abstract

We present here evidence for the existence of a citation advantage within astrophysics for papers that link to data. Using simple measures based on publication data from NASA Astrophysics Data System [our emphasis] we find a citation advantage for papers with links to data receiving on the average significantly more citations per paper than papers without links to data. Furthermore, using INSPEC and Web of Science databases we investigate whether either papers of an experimental or theoretical nature display different citation behavior.

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