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Self-Archived Articles Receive Higher Citation Counts Than Non-Oa Articles From Same Political Science Journals, Amy Atchison, Jonathan Bull Feb 2015

Self-Archived Articles Receive Higher Citation Counts Than Non-Oa Articles From Same Political Science Journals, Amy Atchison, Jonathan Bull

Amy Atchison

The low level of research funding for the social sciences in the US is likely to have a direct and negative effect on researchers’ ability to pay the article processing charges associated with the most common Gold OA business model. But there are other options. Amy Atchison and Jonathan Bull look at the benefits of Green Open Access. Their research indicates self-archived/ Green OA articles, regardless of format, receive significantly higher citation counts than do non-OA articles from the same editions of the same major political science journals.


Will Open Access Get Me Cited? An Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Open Access Publishing In Political Science, Amy Atchison, Jonathan Bull Dec 2014

Will Open Access Get Me Cited? An Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Open Access Publishing In Political Science, Amy Atchison, Jonathan Bull

Amy Atchison

The digital revolution has made it easier for Political Scientists to share and access high-quality research online. However, many of these articles are stored in proprietary databases that some institutions cannot afford. High-quality, peer reviewed, top-tier journal articles that have been made open access (freely available online) should theoretically be more easily accessed and cited than articles of similar quality that are only available to paying customers. Research into the efficacy of Open Access (OA) publishing has thus far focused mainly on the natural sciences, and the results have been mixed. Because OA has not been as widely adopted in ...


The Practical Process Of Gender Mainstreaming In The Political Science Curriculum, Amy Atchison Dec 2012

The Practical Process Of Gender Mainstreaming In The Political Science Curriculum, Amy Atchison

Amy Atchison

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