April 21, 2019

Research Paper: “Crowdsourcing Open Citations with CROCI: An Analysis of the Current Status of Open Citations, and a Proposal” (Preprint)

The following paper (preprint) was recently shared on arXiv. It has been submitted to ISSI 2019 (37th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference).

Title

Crowdsourcing Open Citations with CROCI: An Analysis of the Current Status of Open Citations, and a Proposal

Authors

Ivan Heibi
University of Bologna

Silvio Peroni
University of Bologna

David Shotton
University of Oxford

Source

via arXiv

Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the current availability of open citations data in one particular dataset, namely COCI (the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI citations; this http URL) provided by OpenCitations. The results of these analyses show a persistent gap in the coverage of the currently available open citation data. In order to address this specific issue, we propose a strategy whereby the community (e.g. scholars and publishers) can directly involve themselves in crowdsourcing open citations, by uploading their citation data via the OpenCitations infrastructure into our new index, CROCI, the Crowdsourced Open Citations Index.

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6 pages; PDF.

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