EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that it has joined the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
The I4OC is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties, to promote “the availability of data on citations that are structured, separable, and open”. This project promotes the unrestricted availability of citation data by asking publishers to ensure that references within academic articles are made publicly available. This then allows for references to be distributed without restriction through Crossref’s services, and made available to all.
This project aims to:
- Create a global public web of linked scholarly citation data which will enhance the discoverability of published content.
- Build new services over the open citation data, for the benefit of all key stakeholder groups: publishers, researchers, funders, academic institutions, and the general public.
- Create a public citation graph to explore connections between disciplines and the evolution of ideas and new disciplines.
To read more about the initiative, the founding organizations, participating publishers, and the progress so far, visit the I4OC website.