publication . Article . 2021

The open access usage advantage: a temporal and spatial analysis

Guangyao Zhang; Yuqi Wang; Weixi Xie; Han Du; Chunlin Jiang; Xianwen Wang;
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  • Published: 03 Feb 2021 Journal: Scientometrics (issn: 0138-9130, eissn: 1588-2861, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
In this study, we compare the article impact in terms of article usage between open access (OA) and non-open access (Non-OA) articles from both the temporal and spatial perspectives. Articles published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) were selected as our research objects. Daily article metric data have been tracked and collected from nejm.org and updated every day for over a year. The results of the study confirm the OA usage advantage to a certain extent. OA increases the article views, expands the geographical scope of article readers, and promotes knowledge diffusion. However, the delayed OA policy has no obvious improvement on the OA effects.
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free text keywords: General Social Sciences, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, Data science, New england, History
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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