Open Access = meilleur impact scientifique

Les articles en open access récoltent plus de citations, selon 2 études récentes.

Figure 2 (détail) extraite de l'article McKiernan, Erin C., et al.
  1. Research impact of paywalled versus open access papers
  2. Point of view: How open science helps researchers succeed

Research impact of paywalled versus open access papers

“This note presents data from the 1science oaIndx on the average of relative citations (ARC) for 3.3 million papers published from 2007 to 2009 and indexed in the Web of Science (WoS). These data show a decidedly large citation advantage for open access (OA) papers, despite them suffering from a lag in availability compared to paywalled papers.”

Éric Archambault, Grégoire Côté, Brooke Struck, Matthieu Voorons, Research impact of paywalled versus open access papers (2016)

Source : http://www.1science.com/oanumbr.html

Point of view: How open science helps researchers succeed

Abstract : Open access, open data, open source and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.

McKiernan, Erin C., et al. "How open science helps researchers succeed." eLife 5 (2016): e16800. http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.16800