Thursday, June 21, 2007

Open access in botany journal

The Journal of Experimental Botany has provided open access to papers if the authors' institutions subscribe to the journal. Other authors who want their papers to be freely accessible will have to pay the full cost of publication which is estimated at £1500/$2800/€2250.

Over the last three years the journal has conducted an experiment in which they made about 30% of their papers freely available. They have found that these papers are more widely cited:
Early indications show that OA publication increases impact as full text downloads are, on average, 17% higher and citations 14% higher than for those publications kept under subscription control.
H/T Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog.

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