January 23, 2022

New Research Article: “Evaluating Open Access Journals Using Semantic Web Technologies and Scorecards”

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Evaluating Open Access Journals Using Semantic Web Technologies and Scorecards


Maria Hallo
National Polytechnic School, Ecuador

Sergio Lujan-Mora
University of Alicante, Spain

Alejandro Mate
University of Alicante, Spain


Journal of Information Science
First published online, January 13, 2016
SAGE Online First (Ahead of Print)


This paper describes a process to develop and publish a scorecard from an OAJ (Open Access Journal) on the Semantic Web using Linked Data technologies in such a way that it can be linked to related datasets. Furthermore, methodological guidelines are presented with activities related to each step of the process. The proposed process was applied to a university OAJ, including the definition of the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) linked to the institutional strategies, the extraction, cleaning and loading of data from the data sources into a data mart, the transformation of data into RDF (Resource Description Framework), and the publication of data by means of a SPARQL endpoint using the Virtuoso software. Additionally, the RDF data cube vocabulary has been used to publish the multidimensional data on the Web. The visualization was made using CubeViz, a faceted browser to present the KPIs in interactive charts.

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