This is the blog of the JISC Open Citations Project, describing the semantic infrastructure (ontologies, metadata mappings, citation methodologies, identifiers) required for effective publication of citation information in the linked data world, and also describing the creation of the Open Citation Corpus, data encoded in RDF (also available in BibJSON) obtained by processing the reference lists from all the journal articles in the Open Access Subset held by UK PubMed Central.

The project web site, where these data are available, is at http://opencitations.net.

This project was undertaken by David Shotton, Ben O’Steen and Alex Dutton of the Image Bioinformatics Research Group (IBRG) of the Department of Zoology at Oxford University,  was funded by the JISC, and ran from 1st July 2010 to 30 June 2011, extended to 1 August 2011.

Full administrative information about the project is to be found in this blog post.


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