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Citations, Open Access and University Rankings


Baldock, C, Citations, Open Access and University Rankings, World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education, IGI Global, K Downing, FA Ganotice Jr (ed), USA, pp. 129-139. ISBN 9781522508199 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0819-9.ch007


The citation impact of research articles contributes to the assessment of the research performance of universities in some international university ranking systems either as the number of citations per paper, number of citations per faculty, total number of citations, number of highly cited papers or percentage of highly cited papers. Publishing research articles in Open Access (OA) journals has the potential for increasing the citation impact of research articles and in so doing improve an institutions position in university rankings. This chapter reviews the evidence for an increase in citations through publishing in Open Access publications.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:citations, open access, university rankings
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Research, science and technology policy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Baldock, C (Professor Clive Baldock)
ID Code:113084
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Strategic Research Funding
Deposited On:2016-12-11
Last Modified:2018-08-24

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