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Harnad, S and Carr, L and Swan, A and Sale, AHJ and Bosc, H (2009) Open Access Repositories - maximizing and measuring research impact through university and research-funder open-access self-archiving mandates. Wissenschaftsmanagement, 4 (4). pp. 36-41. ISSN 0947-9546

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Abstract

No research institution can afford all the journals its researchers may need, so all articles are losing research impact (usage and citations) from would-be users whose institutions cannot afford paid access. Articles that are made “Open Access,” by self-archiving them on the web are cited twice as much, but only about 15 percent of articles are being spontaneously self-archived. The only institutions approaching 100 percent self-archiving are those that mandate it. Surveys show that majority of authors (95%) will comply with a self-archiving mandate.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: open access, repositories, research impact, mandates, research output, research dissemination
Journal or Publication Title: Wissenschaftsmanagement
Page Range: pp. 36-41
ISSN: 0947-9546
Additional Information: Journal title translates to 'Science Management'. An author version of this paper is available with open access: http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16616/
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2009 04:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:06
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/9273
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