Nature Communications data shows open access articles have more views and downloads

Nature Communications data shows open access articles have more views and downloads

An independent statistical analysis of the articles published in Nature Communications, carried out by the Research Information Network (RIN) has found that open access (OA) articles are viewed three times more often than articles that are only available to subscribers. RIN also found that OA articles are cited more than subscription articles.
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