Do open access working papers attract more citations compared to printed journal articles from the same research unit?

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningfagfællebedømt

Peter Ingwersen, Anita Elleby

This paper presents the results of an empirical case study of the characteristics of citations received by 10 open accessible non-peer reviewed working papers published by a prestigious multidisciplinary, but basically social science research institute, compared to 10 printed peer reviewed journal articles published in the same year (2004) by the same institute and predominantly by the same authors. The study analyzes the total amount of citations and citation impact observed in Web of Science (WoS) and Google Scholar (GS) received during the five-year period 2004-09 (February) by the two publication types, the citation distributions over the individual sample publications and observed years as well as over external, institutional and personal self-citations. The institute concerned is the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen. The results demonstrate that the open access working papers publicly accessible through the DIIS e-archive became far less cited than the corresponding sample of DIIS journal articles published in printed form. However, highly cited working papers have higher impact than the average of the lower half of cited articles. Citation time series show identical distinct patterns for the articles in WoS and GS and working papers in GS, more than doubling the amount of citations received through the latter source.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the ISSI 2011 Conference : 13th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics & Informetrics, Durban, South Africa, 04-07 July 2011
RedaktørerEd Noyons, Patrick Ngulube, Jacqueline Leta
Antal sider6
Udgivelses stedSouth Africa
ForlagISSI & University of Zululand
Publikationsdato2011
Sider327-332
ISBN (Trykt)978-90-817527-0-1
StatusUdgivet - 2011

    Forskningsområder

  • Informetri, Citationsanalyse, Open Access, Working papers

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