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What is the Lifespan of a Research Article?

What is the Lifespan of a Research Article?

“The study, “Journal Usage Half-Lives,” is openly available from The Association of American Publishers website.”

“An analysis of article downloads from 2,812 academic and professional journals published by 13 presses in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities reveals extensive usage of articles years after publication.

Measuring usage half-life–the median age of articles downloaded from a publisher’s website–just 3% of journals had half-lives shorter than 12 months. Nearly 17% of all journals had usage half-lives exceeding six years.”

Journal Usage Half-Lives


Posted on: January 27, 2014, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized

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