BU academic has one of the most read papers in the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology

A paper published by BU’s Dr. Zulfiqar Khan in the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology has become the Journal’s third most read paper within only four months of publication.

Dr. Khan’s paper entitled – Modelling of metal-coating delamination incorporating variable environmental parameters – was a joint publication between BU’s Sustainable Design Research Centre and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Salisbury.

The paper was published open access, making it much easier for people interested in the research to access and use it immediately.  The benefits of publishing open access can clearly be seen in terms of numbers who have read the paper.  Within four months, it has been read nearly 800 times, while the second most popular article – accessible only to those who subscribe to the journal – has been read 814 times since August 2012.

To find out more about open access publishing and how BU’s open access fund can support you, contact Pengpeng Hatch, Research Outputs Advisor in RKEO.