On the Availability of ESO Data Papers on arXiv/astro-ph

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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Uta Grothkopf, Dominic Bordelon, Silvia Meakins, Eric Emsellem
(Submitted on 10 Jan 2018)

Using the ESO Telescope Bibliography database telbib, we have investigated the percentage of ESO data papers that were submitted to the arXiv/astro-ph e-print server and that are therefore free to read. Our study revealed an availability of up to 96% of telbib papers on arXiv over the years 2010 to 2017. We also compared the citation counts of arXiv vs. non-arXiv papers and found that on average, papers submitted to arXiv are cited 2.8 times more often than those not on arXiv. While simulations suggest that these findings are statistically significant, we cannot yet draw firm conclusions as to the main cause of these differences.

Comments:    4 pages, 3 figures, 2 tables
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Digital Libraries (cs.DL)
Journal reference:    The Messenger 170 (December 2017): 58-61
DOI:    10.18727/0722-6691/5056
Cite as:    arXiv:1801.03366 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1801.03366v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Uta Grothkopf
[v1] Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:23:36 GMT (381kb)

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