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Open access och spridning: En kvantitativ analys av hur open access-publicerade artiklar citeras och sprids på webben
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Open access and proliferation : a quantitative study of how open access published articles are cited and distributed online (English)
Abstract [en]

To publish research articles by the means of open access is to provide them for free to the reader. An increasing number of universities around the world have begun to institute open access policies regarding their researchers academic output, requiring them to primarily publish in open access journals and / or archive their pre- or post- prints in institutional archives.

The aim of this this thesis is to explore how the adoption of the open access policy at the Swedish Universi- ty of Agricultural Sciences in 2008 has affected how their researchers publish and if this has had any effect on how their academic output are cited and distributed online. To reach this goal a combination of bibliometric and altmetric methods were used as well as cross-referencing between Scopus,, Google Scholar and the SHERPA/RoMEO database.

The results points towards a mostly open access positive trend with an increase in articles published in jour- nals that allow archiving of both pre- and post-prints. There also seems to be a correlation between these journals and which kind of articles gets the most mentions in social media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 62 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 613
Keyword [en]
Open access, bibliometrics, altmetrics, scholarly communication
Keyword [sv]
Open access, bibliometri, altmetrics, vetenskaplig publicering
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210115OAI: diva2:661101
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2013-10-31 Created: 2013-10-31 Last updated: 2013-10-31Bibliographically approved

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