Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2019

Journal/Book/Conference Title

College & Research Libraries

Volume

80

Issue

3

First Page

303

Last Page

318

Comments

Study pre-registered with an analysis plan at https://osf.io/2ae99.

Date of Submission

April 2019

Abstract

To examine changes in the open access landscape over time, this study partially replicated Kristin Antelman’s 2004 study of open access citation advantage. Results indicated open access articles still have a citation advantage. For three of the four disciplines examined, the most common sites hosting freely available articles were independent sites, such as academic social networks or article sharing sites. For the same three disciplines, more than 70% of the open access copies were publishers’ PDFs. The major difference from Antelman’s is the increase in the number of freely available articles that appear to be in violation of publisher policies.

Rights

Copyright Julie Arendt, Bettina Peacemaker, Hillary Miller. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

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