Open Access Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences: an Open Access Altmetric Advantage

« The last decade has seen two significant phenomena emerge in research communication: the rise of open access (OA) publishing, and evidence of online sharing in the form of altmetrics. There has been limited examination of the effect of OA on online sharing for journal articles, and little for books. This paper examines the altmetrics of a set of 32,222 books (of which 5% are OA) and a set of 220,527 chapters (of which 7% are OA) indexed by the scholarly database Dimensions in the Social Sciences and Humanities. (…) »

Source > arxiv.org, Michael Taylor, 22 septembre 2020, arXiv:2009.10442