About 500 million open bibliographic citations are available on the web. We invite to this workshop researchers, scholarly publishers, funders, policy makers, and opening citations advocates, interested in the widespread adoption of practises for creation, reuse and improvement of open citation data.
Applications are now closed! The program for platform presentations is complete, and places for the Hack Day all assigned. Should you want to attend the workshop, please contact the Workshop committee, and you'll be added to the waiting list.
Application deadline:May 20, 2018
Notification of acceptance:
June 1, 2018 July 9, 2018 (for late applicants)
June 30, 2018 July 13, 2018 (for late applicants)
Proposals should address one of the following topics:
Initiatives, collaborations, methods and approaches for the creation of open access to bibliographic citations.
Strategies, policies and mandates for promoting open access to citations, and transparency and reproducibility of research and research evaluation.
Approaches to, benefits of, and issues surrounding the deposit, distribution, and services for open bibliographic metadata and citations.
Metrics, visualizations and other projects. The uses and applications of open citations, and bibliometric analyses and metrics based upon them.
|9:00-9:30||Registration and breakfast|
|9:30-9:40||Greetings by FICLIT representative (Francesca Tomasi, DHDK Director) [video]|
|9:40-9:50||Workshop introduction by David Shotton [slides] [video]|
|9:50-10:20||[Invited talk] Dario Taraborelli (Wikimedia Foundation / I4OC) Remixing the graph [slides] [video] |
|10:20-10:50||[Invited talk from the organising committee] Johanna McEntyre (Europe PMC) Open Citations and Europe PMC [slides] [video]|
|11:20-11:50||[Invited talk from the organising committee] David Shotton (OpenCitations) Why and how should we share citations openly [slides] [video]|
|11:50-12:20||[Invited talk from the organising committee] Philipp Mayr (EXCITE) Recent advances in the project EXCITE - Extraction of Citations from PDF Documents [slides] [video]|
|12:20-12:50||[Invited talk] Ginny Hendricks (Crossref) Crossref: underpinning citation opportunities [slides] [video] |
|14:10-14:25||[Selected talk] Martin Fenner (DataCite) Open Citations and Data Citations [slides] [video] |
|14:25-14:40||[Selected talk] Luc Boruta (Thunken) Cobaltmetrics: preventing citation decay and obfuscation [slides] [video] |
|14:40-14:55||[Selected talk] Ludo Waltman (Leiden University) Comparing bibliographic data sources [slides] [video] |
|14:55-15:10||[Selected talk] Jodi Schneider (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Detecting problematic citation patterns with the Open Citations Corpus [slides] [video] |
|15:10-15:25||[Selected talk] Anne Lauscher (Universität Mannheim), Kai Eckert (Hdm Stuttgart), Lukas Galke (ZBW Kiel) Libraries as Curators of Open Citations: perspectives of the project LOC-DB in Germany [slides] [video] |
|15:25-15:40||[Selected talk] Matteo Romanello (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Giovanni Colavizza (The Alan Turing Institute) The Scholar Index: a Distributed, Collaborative Citation Index for the Arts and Humanities [slides] [video] |
|15:40-16:10||[Invited talk] Stephanie Dawson (ScienceOpen) Open Citations in Action: Case Study ScienceOpen [slides] [video]|
|16:10-18:00||Coffee break and Poster session|
|[Poster] Angelo Di Iorio (University of Bologna) Semantic Coloring of Academic References [pdf] |
|[Poster] Bianca Kramer (Utrecht University Library) DOI wanted - community involvement in open citations [pdf] |
|[Poster] Astrid Orth (SUB Göttingen) How do citation-based and alternative metrics benefit each other? [pdf] |
|[Poster] John Samuel (CPE Lyon) WikiProvenance: Are there enough references to every (known) fact on Wikidata? [pdf] |
|[Poster] Gautam Kishore Shahi (University of Trento) Semantics Aware Policy Making for Open Citations |
|[Poster] Angelika Tsivinskaya (Center for Institutional Analysis of Science & Education, European University at Saint Petersburg) Bibliographic metrics as performance evaluation measure for Higher Education Institutions in Russia [pdf] |
Since 2006, Russian government made energetic attempts to boost academic performance of the country’s universities, to shut down underperforming institutions and to turn the survivors into world-class schools. Since 2012, Russian policies in the higher education sphere were largely directed by the results of the Survey of efficiency of higher education organizations (Monitoring of Efficiency of Educational Organizations) – a set of quantitative performance indicators used to sort efficient from non-efficient organizations. There are also several governmental programs for funding best universities, one of them is “5–top 100” started in 2013. Most of those initiatives include assessment of publication activity. Searchers showed that this funding programs had positive effects on publication activity (Turko, 2016) and there are also studies about collaborations for most citied papers (Pislyakov, 2014). Those studies mostly focused on successful universities and its specific characteristics. Many universities are closely connected to small number of fields and currently used bibliographic metrics do not consider this difference between publication dynamics across fields (Piro, 2014). The main purpose of our study to show how representation of universities in different citation systems depends on such factors as: public or private; localized in a bigger city or a wealthy region; nominal profile (based partly on ties to specific fields); age; ecological situation at a local market for higher education. For purposes of our study we used data collected from Monitoring of Efficiency 2013-2017 which include (per 100 academic employees): Number of citations in Web of Science, Number of citations in Scopus, Number of citations in Russian Scientific Citation Index, Number of publications in Web of Science, Number of publications in Scopus, Number of publications in Russian Scientific Citation Index. Our study shows that facing publication pressures universities have a stable positive trend in number of publications but our data shows that extreme variability of bibliographic metrics exist between different university families. Thus, so-called “classical”, polytechnic and medical universities have higher median number of publication in Web of Science that others, while universities majoring in social and economic sciences, especially ones attached to various ministries have the highest median number of publication in Russian Scientific Citation Index. The results show that the ascriptive variables account for a large share of variance, with families being particularly important.
References: Piro F. N., Aksnes D. W., Rørstad K. (2013) A Macro Analysis of Productivity Differences across Fields: Challenges in the Measurement of Scientific Publishing // Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 64, no 2, pp. 307–320. Pislyakov V., Shukshina E. (2014) Measuring Excellence in Russia: Highly Cited Papers, Leading Institutions, Patterns of National and International Collaboration // Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 65, no 11, pp. 2321–2330. Turko T., Bakhturin G., Bagan V., Poloskov S., Gudym D. (2016) Influence of the Program «5–top 100» on the Publication Activity of Russian Universities // Scientometrics. Vol. 109. No 2. pp. 769–782
|[Poster] Barney Walker (Imperial College London) Citation Gecko: A Tool for Literature Discovery and Exploration using Localised Citation Networks [pdf] |
|9:30-10:00||[Invited talk] Catriona MacCallum (Hindawi) Open Citations as Academic and Cultural Capital [slides] [video] |
|10:00-10:30||[Invited talk from the organising committee] Zeyd Boukhers (EXCITE) A Generic Approach for Reference Extraction from PDF Documents [slides] [video]|
|10:30-11:00||[Invited talk] Stephen Curry (DORA) The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA): Opening up the measures of success [slides] [video]|
|11:30-12:00||[Invited talk] Diego Valerio Chialva (European Research Council) From Open Citation Data to Linked Open Data: a prototype at the ERC [slides] [video]|
|12:00-12:15||[Selected talk] Sergey Parinov (RANEPA) Open citation content data [slides] [video] |
|12:15-12:30||[Selected talk] Daniel Ecer (eLife Sciences) Citation Sentiment [slides] [video] |
|12:30-12:45||[Selected talk] Colin Batchelor (Royal Society of Chemistry) The Cambridge Metrics Group and article-level-metrics [slides] [video] |
|14:00-14:15||[Selected talk] Nees Jan van Eck (Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University) Visualizing science based on open data sources [slides] [video] |
|14:15-14:30||[Selected talk] Nataliia Kaliuzhna (Independent researcher) ScientoMiner ICR - the Gephi plugin for importing scholarly citations data from Crossref services [slides] [video] |
|14:30-14:45||[Selected talk] Finn Årup Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark) Scholia as of September 2018 [slides] [video] |
|14:45-15:00||[Selected talk] Daniel Mietchen (Data Science Institute, University of Virginia) A guided tour through citation networks around public health emergencies [slides] [video] |
|15:00-15:30||[Invited talk from the organising committee] Silvio Peroni (OpenCitations) The OpenCitations Corpus, its data and its interfaces: present status and future plans [slides] [video]|
|16:50-17:05||Workshop closing by David Shotton [video]|
|9:30-09:45||Welcome and introductions|
|9:45-10:30||Presenting API and data|
|10:30-11:00||Pitching projects and ideas|
|11:20-11:30||Formation of working groups|
|11:30-13:00||Hack session 1|
|14:00-16:00||Hack session 2|
|16:20-17:20||Show and Tell|
|17:20-17:30||Closing 3rd day|
OpenCitations runs the OpenCitations Corpus (OCC), a RDF repository of open scholarly citation data harvested from the scholarly literature.
The EXCITE Project is developing a tool chain of software components for reference extraction from PDF documents, to be applied to existing scientific bibliographic databases.
Europe PMC is a database for life-science literature and a platform for text-based innovation.
Since 2015, Ginny has been developing a new team at Crossref encompassing outreach and education, user experience and support, and metadata strategy.
Dario is a social computing researcher and open knowledge advocate. He is the Director, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation.
Stephen is a professor of structural biology at Imperial College London. He is also chair of the DORA steering group.
Catriona has more than 19 years experience in scholarly publishing and 14 years in Open Access publishing. She is Director of Open Science at Hindawi.
Stephanie spent over 10 years in the academic publishing industry in the fields of biology and chemistry. She is CEO of ScienceOpen.
Diego works at the European Research Council and is responsible for the data infrastructure, the information flow architecture and the policy analysis.
Philipp is a WP leader in the EXCITE project and organizer of the workshop series on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries.
Jo McEntyre is Team Leader for Literature Services at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), where she is responsible for developing Europe PMC, the European database for full-text life science research articles.
Zeyd is a postdoctoral researcher and a team member of the project EXCITE. Currently, he is involved in the extraction and segmentation of reference strings from Social Science publications.
David is Co-Director of the OpenCitations Project, and founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) and of Force11. He has for the last decade pioneered the field of Semantic Publishing, employing semantic web technologies.
Silvio Peroni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. He is one of the main developers of SPAR Ontologies, he is Director of OpenCitations, and founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
The University of Bologna is the oldest university in the western world, and one of the largest universities in Italy (with about 90,000 enrolled students).
The airport “Guglielmo Marconi” is located at 15-20 minutes by car from the city centre. A direct bus, Airport Bus BLQ, leaves regularly from the Airport for Bologna Central Rail Station. The trip costs 6€. A taxi costs about 15-20€ (call a taxi at 0039 051 372727).
The workshop will take place at the University of Bologna in the heart of the city - the School of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage (italian translation: Scuola di Lettere e Beni Culturali), via Zamboni 34, Room "Aula Affreschi". From the train station you can either walk to FICLIT (20') or take bus C (direction "Cestello", see the time table, page 2).
The organizers are negotiating with local hotels for rooms to be reserved and made available at special rates for participants. More information available here.
Bologna is home to numerous prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture, and in 2006, a UNESCO "city of music".
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