An examination of the effect of open versus paywalled access publication on the disseminative impact and citation count of publications in intensive care medicine and anesthesia

Colin S. Black, Daniel J. Lehane, Chris Burns, Brian D. O'Donnell

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Abstract

Purpose We aimed to assess the impact of open access (OA) versus paywalled access (PA) publication on Altmetric Attention Scores (AAS) and whether AAS correlates with future citation count access in the context of intensive care medicine (ICM) and anesthesia. Methods 1854 and 2935 publications, in the year 2015, were identified in ICM and anesthesia respectively, using a Pubmed search. The mean AAS was measured for each article. Results More ICM articles were OA, compared to of anesthesia articles (38.9% v 35.0% p = 0.02). The mean AAS for OA ICM publications was significantly higher than that of PA ICM publications (17.34 vs 8.45, p 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Critical Care
Volume46
Early online date18 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Alternative metrics
  • Open access
  • Publication policy
  • Citation analysis

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