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Does Open Access publishing make a difference to the impact of your paper?

Does Open Access publishing make a difference to the impact of your paper?

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Impact your impact 24 October 2013 Impact your impact 24 October 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Does Open Access publishing make a difference? Nicole Potters, TU Delft Library 8-10-2013 Delft University of Technology Challenge the future
  • Download the ResponseWare app Available for: iPhone/IOS Android Blackberry Windows Mobile Enter the session ID: xxxxxx You don’t need an account! Open Access publishing 2
  • Are Open Access articles read more? 1. Yes 2. No 3. Inconclusive 0% 1 0% Open Access 2 publishing 0% 3 3
  • Are Open Access articles cited more? 1. Yes 2. No 3. Inconclusive 0% 1 0% Open Access 2 publishing 0% 4 3
  • “Open Access Citation Advantage” • General agreement that OA articles are downloaded/ accessed more than articles in subscription journals • Most studies agree that OA articles are cited more • However: • could be “early view” advantage • could be “quality bias” • major differences between subject areas Open Access publishing 5
  • Have you read the recent article in Science about OA and peer review? 1. I have read it 2. I have heard about it 3. I don’t know this article 0% 1 0% Open Access 2 publishing 0% 6 3
  • No peer review at OA journals? • General agreement that OA articles are downloaded/ accessed more than articles in subscription journals • Most studies agree that OA articles are cited more • However: • could be “early view” advantage • could be “quality bias” Open Access publishing 7
  • No peer review at OA journals? • Article in Science: • Medical article with obvious flaws submitted to OA journals, taken from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Beall’s List • More often accepted for publication than rejected • Publishers were not who or where they claimed to be • Beall’s List is an overview of predatory publishers: the list is intended as a warning that these publishers are frauds • No comparison with regular subscription journals: would they have accepted the article? Open Access publishing 8
  • Predatory publishers • General agreement that OA articles are downloaded/ accessed more than articles in subscription journals • Most studies agree that OA articles are cited more • However: • could be “early view” advantage • could be “quality bias” Open Access publishing 9
  • What is the major problem with OA publishing at the moment? 1. The peer review is just not good enough 2. Predatory publishers are taking advantage of OA funding 3. Both these problems are major 4. There are no major problems 0% 1 0% 0% Open Access publishing 2 3 0% 10 4
  • Publishing in OA increases the impact of my articles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Yes, definitely Yes, in some cases It makes no difference No, it will stay the same No, the impact will be less 0% 1 0% 0% 0% Open Access 3 publishing 4 2 0% 11 5
  • How do you increase your impact as an author? • Write good articles! • Publish in reputable journals • OA journal: • • Check that the publisher is not on Beall’s List If the offer seems too good to be true… • Subscription journal: • • Check the journal on Sherpa/RoMeo: is self-archiving allowed? Add your preprint/postprint to the TU Delft Repository • Both OA and subscription journals: • • Are articles from the journal indexed in a good database? Who are the editors? Are their affiliations correct? Do they (or their colleagues) publish in the journal? Open Access publishing 12
  • How do you increase your impact as an author? • Make the most of your publications: • Create profiles and online publication lists • • • • ResearcherID (Thomson Reuters) Scopus Author ID (Elsevier) Google Scholar Citations ORCID • h-index… • Determined by number of publications and number of citations per publication • Not improved by publishing in predatory publishers’ journals: few or no citations Open Access publishing 13
  • Social media Open Access publishing 14
  • Social media Open Access publishing 15
  • Does Open Access publishing make a difference? • Open Access articles are read more than articles published in subscription journals. • Open Access articles are probably cited more than articles published in subscription journals. • There is more to OA publishing than OA journals! Add your preprints/postprints to the TU Delft Repository to increase their impact. • Use social media and publication lists to improve your visibility. A link to an OA article can be accessed by all! Open Access publishing 16
  • What will you do? 1. I will publish in OA journals 2. I will publish in subscription journals, but add my preprint/postprint to TU Delft Repository 3. I will do both 4. I will do neither 0% 1 0% 0% Open Access publishing 2 3 0% 17 4
  • Any questions? n.m.a.m.potters@tudelft.nl Open Access publishing 18