I am delighted to announce that Cathy Kennedy, OUP’s Senior Publisher for Journals, has just written to me as follows:
“Oxford University Press is delighted to support the Open Citation Corpus initiative in the interest of furthering and disseminating scholarship. We are making the reference lists of articles in a number of journals we own available for inclusion in the Open Citations Corpus, and will be consulting further with our partner societies on extending the initiative to include their journals in due course”.
OUP thus becomes the third publisher of subscription-access journals, and the first university press, to declare its willingness to make the reference lists in journal articles publicly available. Congratulations, OUP!
Are we starting to see the beginning of a sea change in attitudes? Watch this space.