B – Open access and Scopus

Miguel S, Chinchilla-Rodriguez Z, de Moya-Anegón. Open access and Scopus: a new approach to scientific visibility from the standpoint of access. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2011;62(6):1130-1145
(doi: 10.1002/asi.21532)

Few studies show the impact of OA in the visibility of journals covering all scientific fields and geographical regions.This article presents analyses on the degree of proliferation of OA journals in a data sample of about 1,700 active journals indexed in Scopus. The results show that the benefits of OA in term of impact are to be found on the green road (authors publishing in a traditional journal and then self-archiving their post-prints in their institutional repository).