Abstract

The characterization of scholarly communication is dominated by citation-based measures. In this paper we propose several metrics to describe different facets of open access and open research. We discuss measures to represent the public availability of articles along with their archival location, licenses, access costs, and supporting information. Calculations illustrating these new metrics are presented using the authors’ publications. We argue that explicit measurement of openness is necessary for a holistic description of research outputs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1048-1060
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

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