Revisiting the Open Access Citation Advantage for Legal Scholarship

19 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2019

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John Beatty

University at Buffalo Law School

Date Written: December 18, 2019

Abstract

Citation studies in law have shown a significant citation advantage for open access legal scholarship. A recent cross-disciplinary study, however, gave opposite results. This article shows how methodology, including the definition of open access and the source of the citation data, can affect the results of open access citation studies.

Keywords: open access, citations, legal scholarship

Suggested Citation

Beatty, John, Revisiting the Open Access Citation Advantage for Legal Scholarship (December 18, 2019). 111 Law Libr. J. 573 (2019); University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3507741

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