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Research Article

Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research

  • Yassine Gargouri,

    Affiliation: Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Chawki Hajjem,

    Affiliation: Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Vincent Larivière,

    Affiliation: Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Yves Gingras,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Les Carr,

    Affiliation: School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Tim Brody,

    Affiliation: School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Stevan Harnad mail

    harnad@uqam.ca

    Affiliations: Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 18, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013636
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Yassine Gargouri, Chawki Hajjem
Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Vincent Larivière
Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Yves Gingras
Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Stevan Harnad
Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Les Carr, Tim Brody, Stevan Harnad
School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: harnad@uqam.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LC SH. Performed the experiments: YG CH. Analyzed the data: YG CH TB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VL YG LC TB. Wrote the paper: SH.