FUTON bias

FUTON bias is the tendency of scholars to cite academic journals with open access -that is, journals That Make Their full text available on the Internet without load-in preference to toll-access publications . (“FUTON” is an acronym for fu ll t ext o n the N et.) Scholars in some fields issue that was first raised and has been studied in connection with medical research .[1] [2] [3] [4] In the context of evidence-based medicine , articles in expensive journals may not provide open access (OA) may be “priced out of evidence,” giving a greater weight to FUTON publications . [5] FUTON can increase the impact of open-access journals on journals without open access. [6]

One study concludes that authors in medical fields “concentrate on research published in journals that are available to full text on the internet, and ignore studies that are not available in full text, thus introducing an element of bias in their search result”. [6] Authors of other study “OA advantage is a quality advantage, rather than a quality bias”, which authors make a “self-selection towards citing the most quotable articles-once OA self-archiving has made them accessible “, and that open access” itself will not make an unusable (henceforth) paper more used and cited “. [7]

“No abstract available bias” is a scholar’s tendency to cite journal-have items That year abstract available online more than Readily items do not- That this affects items citation count similarly to FUTON bias. [1] [6]

See also

  • Availability bias
  • Digital divide
  • List of cognitive biases
  • Not invented here
  • Open access journal
  • paywall

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Murali, NS; Murali, HR; Auethavekiat, P .; Erwin, PJ; Mandrekar, JN; Manek, NJ; Ghosh, AK (2004). “Impact of FUTON and NAA bias on visibility of research” (PDF) . Mayo Clinic Proceedings . 79 (8): 1001-1006. doi : 10.4065 / 79.8.1001 . PMID  15301326 . permanent dead link ]
  2. Jump up^ Ghosh, AK; Murali, NS (2003). “Online access to nephrology journals: The FUTON bias” . Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation: official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association – European Renal Association . 18 (9): 1943; author reply 1943. doi :10.1093 / ndt / gfg247 . PMID  12937253 .
  3. Jump up^ Mueller, PS; Murali, NS; Cha, SS; Erwin, PJ; Ghosh, AK (2006). “The effect of online status on the impact of general internal medicine journals” . The Netherlands journal of medicine . 64 (2): 39-44. PMID  16517987 . Archived from the original on 2011-07-19.
  4. Jump up^ Krieger, MM; Richter, RR; Austin, TM (2008). “An exploratory analysis of PubMed’s full-text free on quotation retrieval for clinical questions” . Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA . 96 (4): 351-355. doi :10.3163 / 1536-5050.96.4.010 . PMC  2568849  . PMID  18974812 .
  5. Jump up^ Gilman, Isaac (2009). “Opening up the Evidence: Evidence-Based Practice and Open Access” . Faculty Scholarship (PUL) . Pacific University Libraries.
  6. ^ Jump up to:c Wentz, R. (2002). “Visibility of research: FUTON bias”. The Lancet . 360 (9341): 1256-1256. doi : 10.1016 / S0140-6736 (02) 11264-5 . PMID  12401287 .
  7. Jump up^ Gargouri, Y .; Hajjem, C .; Larivière, V .; Gingras, Y .; Carr, L .; Brody, T .; Harnad, S. (2010). Futrelle, Robert P, ed. “Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research” . PLoS ONE . 5 (10): e13636. doi : 10.1371 / journal.pone.0013636 . PMC  2956678  . PMID  20976155 .