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Open Access Increases Citation Rate

  • Catriona J MacCallum mail,

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  • Hemai Parthasarathy
  • Published: May 16, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040176

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Fine Balancing Act

Posted by randyjkoch153 on 26 Jan 2011 at 04:57 GMT

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http://plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040176#article1.body1.sec1.p2

One of the interesting equations in this debate will be the positive aspects of increased viewer-ship versus the potential decrease in publication due to initial promulgation fees. Who the real winners and losers are may still have a lot to do with the money stream no matter how open access the world becomes. In the end though, I am still a proponent of supply and demand. If there is an appetite for something chances are there will be a vendor.

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