Posted by: bluesyemre | April 10, 2017

Initiative for #OpenCitations #I4OC

open citations

The Initiative for Open Citations I4OC is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.

Citations are the links that knit together our scientific and cultural knowledge. They are primary data that provide both provenance and an explanation for how we know facts. They allow us to attribute and credit scientific contributions, and they enable the evaluation of research and its impacts. In sum, citations are the most important vehicle for the discovery, dissemination, and evaluation of all scholarly knowledge.

As the number of scholarly publications is estimated to double every nine years, citations – and the computational systems that track them – enable researchers and the public to keep abreast of significant developments in any given field. For this to be possible, it is essential to have unrestricted access to bibliographic and citation data in machine-readable form.

The present scholarly communication system inadequately exposes the knowledge networks that already exist within our literature. Citation data are not usually freely available to access, they are often subject to inconsistent, hard-to-parse licenses, and they are usually not machine-readable.

Participating publishers

  1. American Geophysical Union
  2. Association for Computing Machinery
  3. BMJ
  4. Cambridge University Press
  5. Co-Action Publishing
  6. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  7. Copernicus GmbH
  8. eLife
  9. EMBO Press
  10. Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
  11. Frontiers Media SA
  12. Geological Society of London
  13. Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press)
  14. Hindawi
  15. International Union of Crystallography
  16. Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information
  17. MIT Press
  18. PeerJ
  19. Pensoft Publishers
  20. Portland Press
  21. Public Library of Science
  22. Royal Society of Chemistry
  23. SAGE Publishing
  24. Springer Nature
  25. Taylor & Francis Group
  26. The Rockefeller University Press
  27. The Royal Society
  28. Ubiquity Press, Ltd.
  29. Wiley

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