Posted Tue, Mar, 06,2012
Articles published in open access journals like Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology 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 February, Pubmed Central statistics showed that Libertas Academica has 1,259 papers available for anyone to download for free. These papers received 34,717 views, including 9,033 downloads. The most popular paper was viewed 808 times during the month. Including abstracts, figures, tables, supplementary data, and cited-in lists, Libertas material on the Pubmed Central website was viewed 52,778 times.
Publishing in “Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology” was one of my best experience so far in an academic context. I found the process of going through submission, review, editing, and publication to be quite easy and most importantly, fair and efficient. I congratulate the team at Libertas Academica for a very well managed journal.