Scopus has a new site listing the most cited papers (published between 2004 and 2008) in various scientific fields. In the overall top 20 list of most cited papers, only #10 (Journal of Molecular Biology), #15 (International Journal of Computer Vision) and #18 (Lancet) are not open access for anyone to read at the publisher's site, and two of those are available online as preprints.
See also: Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles. Gunther Eysenbach, PLoS Biology. 2006; 4(5) e157 and the discussion around it.
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Gunther Eysenbach. (2006) Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles. PLoS Biology, 4(5).
The CrossRef Citation Plugin for WordPress reinvents the Structured Blogging plugin, but provides a minimal Lucene-based search interface to CrossRef's metadata for looking up citations, which is useful. I'd have preferred it if they'd just opened up that API and let people build their own interfaces, because the current plugin is awkward, limited and keeps timing out. The citation it returns is one long string, rather than MODS (say), so you can't use other citation styles (although I guess you could extract the pieces from the COinS string). It embeds COinS tags, but no other mic... Read more »
John P. A. Ioannidis. (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLoS Medicine, 2(8).
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