Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pubmed and Open Access Visibility in Integrative Medicine Insights

Articles published in open access journals like Integrative Medicine Insights have been shown to receive more citations than articles published in restricted access journals.

A recent review of the studies on open access citation advantage found that 87% of previous research showed open access articles to be more often cited than restricted access articles. An article’s citation level gives a good indication of its visibility and impact, and in some subject areas open access papers received 600% more citations than restricted access papers.

The mean difference in citations was 176.75% in favour of open access, meaning papers published in open access journal almost always get a considerable citation advantage over those published in restricted access journals.

During December, Pubmed Central statistics showed that Libertas Academica has 1,214 papers available for anyone to download for free. These papers received 25,380 views, including 6,939 downloads. The most popular paper was viewed 534 times during the month. Including abstracts, figures, tables, supplementary data, and cited-in lists, Libertas material on the Pubmed Central website was viewed 64,764 times.

Visit the Integrative Medicine Insights homepage and view more statistics here