October 28, 2021

New Research Article: “Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to Academia.edu”

The following article was recently published by PLOS One.

Title

Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to Academia.edu

Authors

Yuri Niyazov
Academia.edu

Carl Vogel
Polynumeral

Richard Price
Academia.edu

Ben Lund
Academia.edu

David Judd
Academia.edu

Adnan Akil
Academia.edu

Michael Mortonson
Academia.edu

Josh Schwartzman
Academia.edu

Max Shron
Polynumeral

Source

PLOS ONE
February 17, 2016

Abstract

Using matching and regression analyses, we measure the difference in citations between articles posted to Academia.edu and other articles from similar journals, controlling for field, impact factor, and other variables. Based on a sample size of 31,216 papers, we find that a paper in a median impact factor journal uploaded to Academia.edu receives 16% more citations after one year than a similar article not available online, 51% more citations after three years, and 69% after five years. We also found that articles also posted to Academia.edu had 58% more citations than articles only posted to other online venues, such as personal and departmental home pages, after five years.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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