@opencitations @EuropePMC_news and #EXCITEProject are happy to announce that applications to the Workshop on Open Citations (3-5 Sept, Bologna, Italy) are now open! See https://workshop-oc.github.io/  for details. @i4oc_org #OpenCitationsMonth #OpenCitations #EuropePMC #hackathonpic.twitter.com/EHumdTfTzl

and are happy to announce that applications to the Workshop on Open Citations (3-5 Sept, Bologna, Italy) are now open! See https://workshop-oc.github.io/  for details.

Citations as First-Class Data Entities: Introduction

Citations are now centre stage

As a result of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), launched on April 6 last year, almost all the major scholarly publishers now open the reference lists they submit to Crossref, resulting in more than half a billion references being openly available via the Crossref API.

It is therefore time to think carefully about how citations are treated, and how they might be better handled as part of the Linked Open Data Web. Continue reading “Citations as First-Class Data Entities: Introduction”

OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations: A Clarification

Some folk are confused, but OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations, despite the similarity of their names, are two distinct organizations.

OpenCitations (http://opencitations.net) is an open scholarly infrastructure organization directed by Silvio Peroni and myself, and its primary purpose is to host and build the OpenCitations Corpus (OCC), an RDF database of scholarly citation data that now contains almost 13 million citation links. Continue reading “OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations: A Clarification”

Summary: Citations play an important role in scientific discourse, in the practice of information retrieval, and in bibliometrics. Recently, there have been a growing number of initiatives which make citations freely available as open data. The article describes the current status of these initiatives and shows that a critical mass of data could be made available in the near future. New opportunities could arise from that, especially for libraries. The DFG funded project Linked Open Citation Database (LOC-DB) is presented as a practical way for libraries to participate.

With several organizations participating in the Initiative for Open Citations (@i4oc_org), we made half a billion scholarly citations openly available to everyone as public domain data. Excited to talk about the initiative at #swib17 in Hamburg.

With several organizations participating in the Initiative for Open Citations ( ), we made half a billion scholarly citations openly available to everyone as public domain data. Excited to talk about the initiative at in Hamburg. /2

Open Citations Take Off

Open citation refers to the practice of making papers in a reference list accessible. Open citations use a common, machine readable format. The listed papers can be accessed independently of the main article and are freely available. This is an important way to share knowledge. The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) represents a new approach…
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