Author-choice open-access publishing in the biological and medical literature: A citation analysis

Philip M. Davis
2009 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
In this article, we analyze the citations to articles published in 11 biological and medical journals from 2003 to 2007 that employ author-choice open access models. Controlling for known explanatory predictors of citations, only 2 of the 11 journals show positive and significant open access effects. Analyzing all journals together, we report a small but significant increase in article citations of 17%. In addition, there is strong evidence to suggest that the open access advantage is declining
more » ... by about 7% per year, from 32% in 2004 to 11% in 2007.
doi:10.1002/asi.20965 fatcat:tnmp2vkkevflbj4uoi3jeufc2y