Category Archives: Open Science

New research fellowship position to work on the EOSC

We now seek applicants for a new three-year research fellowship to be held from March 2021, for which the application closing deadline is 7 February 2021. Plan: to strengthen the current technical and computational infrastructure. Continue reading

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Seeking applicants for three-year research fellowship position

We now seek applicants for a new three-year research fellowship to be held from March 2021, for which the application closing deadline is 7 February 2021. Plan: to strengthen the current technical and computational infrastructure. Continue reading

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Elsevier endorses DORA and opens its journal article reference lists

We congratulate and thank Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher, for endorsing the DORA Declaration on Research Assessment (https://sfdora.org/), thereby joining the hundreds of other publishers and scientific organizations which have endorsed DORA over the previous eight years, and also … Continue reading

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The Social Dilemma and open academic analytics

Last night I watched the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma (https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224), in which former employees of the big Silicon Valley social media companies expose the serious and sometimes tragic or even fatal consequences that social media may have on individual … Continue reading

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The Initiative for Open Abstracts is launched

OpenCitations is proud to be part of the launch of the Initiative for Open Abstracts, a new cross-publisher initiative calling for the unrestricted availability of abstracts to boost the discovery of research. The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), launched on … Continue reading

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More than 733M citations now available in COCI

We have published the bi-monthly release of COCI, the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI citations. In this latest release (dated 6 September 2020), we extended COCI with more than 11 million additional citations. Now, COCI contains more than 733 million DOI-to-DOI citation links between more than 59.4 million bibliographic entities. Continue reading

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OpenCitations updates: interviews, outreach, research positions, citations

Several things and events happened during the past month and a half which involved us directly as a participant. Here we introduce some of the most significant ones: a) our interview during a Fireside Chat at the Open Publishing Fest; b) the SCOSS presentation of a poster about us during LIBER 2020; c) the two new short-term open positions (application deadline: 23 July 2020) for our Wellcome Trust funded project; d) the new release of COCI bringing the overall amount of open citations available in our dataset to more than 721 million. Continue reading

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COCI has surpassed 700M citations

We are excited to share that COCI, the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI citations, was on 12 May 2020 extended with more than 47 million additional citations, and has reached a total number of more than 702 million DOI-to-DOI citation links between more than 58 million bibliographic entities. Continue reading

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