Perspective

Public Access Week: Who could read my papers?

Martin Fenner
April 11, 2008 0 min read

I did a little experiment to figure out whether the full-text versions of my last 15 papers (published between 1997-2008) are available online. The result:

  • 3 papers available for everybody
  • 10 papers only available from within my institution (Journal subscription required)
  • 2 papers only available for purchase

Interestingly, the papers in the two journals with the highest impact factor are both available as full-text. And the third full-text paper is my paper with the most citations (and published in 1998).

Conclusion: Not that anyone would care what I have to say, but you have to work in an institution with a good library budget to read my papers.

Copyright © 2008 Martin Fenner. Distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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