Data Reuse and the Open Data Citation Advantage, article by Heather A. Piwowar and Todd J. Vision
Share Early. Share Openly. Share Often. If you want more citations, share your data now! It’s the message we receive from a newly published article by Piwowar and Vision. They present empirical findings supporting a robust citation benefit from open data.
Conclusion. After accounting for other factors affecting citation rate, we find a robust citation benefit from open data, although a smaller one than previously reported. We conclude there is a direct effect of third-party data reuse that persists for years beyond the time when researchers have published most of the papers reusing their own data. Other factors that may also contribute to the citation benefit are considered. We further conclude that, at least for gene expression microarray data, a substantial fraction of archived datasets are reused, and that the intensity of dataset reuse has been steadily increasing since 2003.
A full article is available at: https://peerj.com/articles/175/
Cite this article: Piwowar HA, Vision TJ. (2013) Data reuse and the open data citation advantage. PeerJ 1:e175 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.175