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Open Access Repositories - maximizing and measuring research impact through university and research-funder open-access self-archiving mandates
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 15:37 authored by Harnad, S, Carr, L, Swan, A, Sale, AHJ, Bosc, H
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,‚ÄövÑvp 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.
Rights statementJournal title translates to 'Science Management'. An author version of this paper is available with open access: http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16616/