Metrics for openness
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Nichols, D. M., & Twidale, M. B. (2017). Metrics for openness. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(4), 1048–1060. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23741
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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.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. © 2016 ASIS&T.