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Sunday, May 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poster Session 1: Poster Board Number 111

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Poster Board Number: 111
Title: ReThink: Open Access Still Moving Scholarly Communication Forward?
Aim: Continue analysis of how many times select open access titles are being cited.
Background: A MLA '09 paper, “Is Open Access Communicating Scholarly,” analyzed the number of times selected open access journals (BioMed Central [BMC] and Public Library of Science [PLoS] titled) were cited in Web of Science. Another year has passed, and PubMed Central has expanded.
Method: Repeat method of 2009, to search for titles beginning with BMC or PLoS in Web of Science and compare number of times cited in 2009 and 2010 and first months of 2011.
Results: As of February 2011, the BMC journals added 1 title and 5,787 references. Three hundred seventy-one references have been cited at least 50 times. Thirty-one more references were cited 100 times or more. Eighty-six more references were cited at least 50 times. The top 3 most cited references remain the same, but have been cited more. As of February 2011, the PLoS family of journals added 1 title and 6,236 references. Eight hundred thirty references have been cited at least 50 times. Fifty-eight more references were cited 100 times or more. Two hundred twenty-seven more references were cited at least 50 times. The top 4 most cited references remain the same. All have been cited more; #1 and #2 swapped places.
Conclusions: These selected open access journals analyzed in Web of Science have added titles and more citations and have been cited more. Open access journals do move scholarly communication forward.
Author: Helen-Ann B. Epstein, AHIP, Head, Education and Outreach, Weill Cornell Medical Library, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


Sunday May 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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