An efficient and effective system for interactive student feedback using Google+ to enhance an institutional virtual learning environment was published in the Leicester Research Archive on 7th February, and in 22 days was accessed 1,175 times. This is a very gratifying outcome of my first experiment with open peer review. To put that number in context, the average number of views for a PloS ONE article is 900 per year (but since the distribution of accesses will be skewed by a few very high values, we really need to know the median, which will be lower than the mean).
Given that we know:
- Articles in lower-ranked journals have a greater increase rate of citations if they are freely accessible, and:
- Heavily tweeted articles are eleven times more likely to be highly cited than less tweeted articles, then: