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Citations, Open Access and University Rankings

Baldock, C ORCID: 0000-0001-7559-3769 2017 , 'Citations, Open Access and University Rankings', in K Downing and FA Ganotice Jr (eds.), World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education , IGI Global, USA, pp. 129-139.

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The citation impact of research articles contributes to the assessment of the research performance of universities in some international university ranking systems either as the number of citations per paper, number of citations per faculty, total number of citations, number of highly cited papers or percentage of highly cited papers. Publishing research articles in Open Access (OA) journals has the potential for increasing the citation impact of research articles and in so doing improve an institutions position in university rankings. This chapter reviews the evidence for an increase in citations through publishing in Open Access publications.

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Authors/Creators:Baldock, C
Keywords: citations, open access, university rankings
Publisher: IGI Global
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