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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-28T08:10:09Z
dc.date.available2020-09-28T08:10:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-10
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, M. An altmetric attention advantage for open access books in the humanities and social sciences. Scientometrics 125, pp. 2523–2543 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03735-8en
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11192-020-03735-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623676
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Springer in Scientometrics, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03735-8 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractThe last decade has seen two significant phenomena emerge in research communication: the rise of open access (OA) publishing, and evidence of online sharing in the form of altmetrics. There has been limited examination of the effect of OA on online sharing for journal articles, and little for books. This paper examines the altmetrics of a set of 32,222 books (of which 5% are OA) and a set of 220,527 chapters (of which 7% are OA) indexed by the scholarly database Dimensions in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Both OA books and chapters have significantly higher use on social networks, higher coverage in the mass media and blogs, and evidence of higher rates of social impact in policy documents. OA chapters have higher rates of coverage on Wikipedia than their non-OA equivalents, and are more likely to be shared on Mendeley. Even within the Humanities and Social Sciences, disciplinary differences in altmetric activity are evident. The effect is confirmed for chapters, although sampling issues prevent the strong conclusion that OA facilitates extra attention at whole book level, the apparent OA altmetrics advantage suggests that the move towards OA is increasing social sharing and broader impact.en
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dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-020-03735-8en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectaltmetricsen
dc.subjectopen accessen
dc.subjectMendeleyen
dc.subjectsocial impacten
dc.subjectbooksen
dc.subjectmonographsen
dc.titleAn altmetric attention advantage for open access books in the humanities and social sciencesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.date.accepted2020-09-22
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW28092020MTen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-10-10en
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