This guide is for faculty and academic staff who are interested in online tools and methods for sharing their work and research with a wider audience. It also covers tools for measuring impact factors, citation counts, and other metrics that can demonstrate how much about your research is being read, referenced, and/or cited by other scholars.
"[Open Access] articles have consistently more citations, the advantage varying from 36%-172% by discipline and year."
- Hajjem, C., Harnad, S., and Gingras, Y. "Ten-Year Cross-Disciplinary Comparison of the Growth of Open Access and How it Increases Research Citation Impact”. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin 28(4): 39-47; 2005