Tracking Open Access research: Dr. Ashley Casey

June 21, 2017

Ashley reportedly uses altmetrics tools to track the attention for his articles from the point of publication onwards. This may include periods where the article is made free- to-access for a short period before being put behind a paywall. Ashley says he finds altmetrics data useful to help identify and prove the value of immediate open access publishing – the more available something is, the more likely it is to get shared and discussed, which is becoming increasingly important.