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Old 9th April 2017, 10:06 AM
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Default Chipping At That Paywall: The Initiative For Open Citation

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Over the last few decades, only researchers with subscriptions to two proprietary databases, Web of Science and Scopus, have been able to track citation records and measure the influence of a given article or scientific idea. This isn’t just a problem for scientists trying to get their resumes noticed; a citation trail tells the general public how it knows what it knows, each link a breadcrumb back to a foundational idea about how the world works.

On Thursday, a coalition of open data advocates, universities, and 29 journal publishers announced the Initiative for Open Citations with a commitment to make citation data easily available to anyone at no cost. “This is the first time we have something at this scale open to the public with no copyright restrictions,” says Dario Taraborelli, head of research at the Wikimedia Foundation, a founding member of the initiative. “Our long-term vision is to create a clearinghouse of data that can be used by anyone, not just scientists, and not just institutions that can afford licenses.”
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Excellent find, Mr Black!
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