Euan Adie from Altmetric has published a very interesting article with insights into a dataset of Nature Communications articles published between October 2013 and October 2014. I uploaded an edited version of his set as a spreadsheet on figshare.
Adie, Euan (2014): Attention! A study of open access vs non-open access articles. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1213690
Adie, Euan (2014): Altmetrics data for Nature Communications articles, Oct ’13 – Oct ’14. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1213687
Open access articles, at least those in Nature Communications, do seem to generate significantly more tweets – including tweets from people who tweet research semi-regularly – and attract more Mendeley readers than articles that are reader pays.
Manual manipulation of the original data was performed so all data should be contrasted with the original source cited above.
The intention of sharing this edited file is to aid in focusing on the open access and paywalled outputs published between January to October 2014 as provided in the original dataset. Having a smaller dataset organized by date and type of access may make quick visualisations easier.
Priego, Ernesto (2014): Altmetrics data for Nature Communications articles by access type, Jan – Oct ’14. figshare http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1213719