Oxford Journals Releases Open Access Findings

Jun 27, 2006

Oxford Journals has announced that findings from three studies into the effects of open access (OA) on authors, readers, usage, and citations have been made available online. LISU, CIBER, and Oxford Journals conducted the reports. Some findings include: OA articles may attract higher use than subscription-only articles in the same journal volume; Search engines have had a significant impact on access to online content; OA content in a journal may drive up usage of non-open access content in the same journal; and OA may cause changes in user behavior for abstract and full-text usage. A copy of the full report may be downloaded from the website.