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Author(s). Title, Academia. Date Accessed. Academia URL.
Niyazov, Y, et al. Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to Academia.edu, Academia. August 11, 2016. https://www.academia.edu/12297791/Open_Access_Meets_Discoverability_Citations_to_Articles_Posted_to_Academia.edu
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