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Open access publishing

Open Access publishing & education resources (OER)

Citation advantage

As well as the CRO/Pure download statistics mentioned in Open Access at Charles Sturt University, there are other advantages to Open Access publishing.
The SPARC open access group monitors studies tracking the citation advantage of open access (AO) articles and has found that out of 70 OA studies, 46 found a citation advantage for articles available via open access.
Research by Ottaviani (2016) published in PLoS ONE, discusses the flaws in a number of studies that suggested that OA articles attract more citations, but still found an open access citation advantage as high as 19%.
Ottaviani, J. (2016). The post-embargo open access citation advantage: It exists (probably), its modest (usually), and the rich get richer (of course). PLoS ONE, 11(8), e0159614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159614