Answered By: Michael Organ
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2018     Views: 30

There is evidence that open access increases the citation rates of good quality research articles (see doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013636). 

Repository systems assist with exposure and access to publications, helping researchers increase overall publication citation rates and allowing UOW to increase its rankings and thereby obtain more funding.

Increased citations can also enhance esteem and reputation measures at both an individual and institutional level. 

NHMRC and ARC Grant Recipients

The NHMRC and ARC want to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research supported by grant funding. When there is an open access copy of an article arising from an NHMRC or ARC funded project, the research results are more visible and accessible. This makes it easier for other researchers to advance areas of research that have been prioritised by the NHMRC and ARC. Practitioners, clinicians, patients, educators and students can also access these papers. The availability of open access copies of articles arising from research projects ensures the funding bodies will be able to access all publications listed in Final Reports and this will assist with the assessment of project outcomes.