A study of the impact of data sharing on article citations using journal policies as a natural experiment

« This study estimates the effect of data sharing on the citations of academic articles, using journal policies as a natural experiment. We begin by examining 17 high-impact journals that have adopted the requirement that data from published articles be publicly posted. We match these 17 journals to 13 journals without policy changes and find that empirical articles published just before their change in editorial policy have citation rates with no statistically significant difference from those published shortly after the shift. (…) »

Source > journals.plos.org, Garret Christensen, Allan Dafoe, Edward Miguel, Don A. Moore, Andrew K. Rose, 18 décembre 2019, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225883