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Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#34 of 2,501)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
blogs
25 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
314 tweeters
facebook
22 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
13 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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179 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
311 Mendeley
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17 CiteULike
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Title
Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-124
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mikael Laakso, Bo-Christer Björk

Abstract

Open access (OA) is a revolutionary way of providing access to the scholarly journal literature made possible by the Internet. The primary aim of this study was to measure the volume of scientific articles published in full immediate OA journals from 2000 to 2011, while observing longitudinal internal shifts in the structure of OA publishing concerning revenue models, publisher types and relative distribution among scientific disciplines. The secondary aim was to measure the share of OA articles of all journal articles, including articles made OA by publishers with a delay and individual author-paid OA articles in subscription journals (hybrid OA), as these subsets of OA publishing have mostly been ignored in previous studies.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 5%
Germany 7 2%
Netherlands 6 2%
Spain 6 2%
Canada 5 2%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Switzerland 4 1%
Brazil 4 1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Other 30 10%
Unknown 224 72%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 76 24%
Researcher 48 15%
Student > Master 39 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 11%
Other 28 9%
Other 85 27%
Unknown 2 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 101 32%
Computer Science 57 18%
Arts and Humanities 28 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 8%
Other 58 19%
Unknown 14 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 434. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2019.
All research outputs
#30,662
of 16,028,091 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#34
of 2,501 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#168
of 155,101 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#2
of 171 outputs
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