October 26-27, 2023 | bologna, italy

Workshop on Open Citations
& Open Scholarly Metadata 2023


About 2 billion 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.

This years' theme is The value of open scholarly metadata for research assessment purposes

The workshop materials are available in the WOOC2023 community on Zenodo

WOOC materials

Registration for in-presence participation

If you wish to participate in the Workshop on Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata 2023 as an attendee, please fill in the form by providing the requested information and a short bio to apply for the event. In case of oversubscriptions, the organisers will select attendees from among those who have applied. The call for participation is open.

For the accepted attendees, we request a small registration fee (VAT included) of €100 to cover expenses (€25 for students). Details of how to pay will be sent with the notification of acceptance together with information to finalize the registration.

Apply for WOOC-2023

Call for participation: closed

Online streaming

Register here to join the online streaming of the Workshop on Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata 2023. The online participation is free. Fill in the form with your contact details and a short bio, and we will contact you to send the link to the virtual room a few days before the workshop.

Register to join online streaming

Due to organizational reasons, it won't be possible for the online participants to interact with the in-presence speakers and participate in the Q&A. For any questions and clarifications please contact


Invited speakers

Bianca Kramer
Sesame Open Science | SCOSS
Iratxe Puebla
Nina Tscheke
Paolo Manghi
Stephen Curry
Imperial College London | DORA
Suzanne Dumouchel
Toma Susi
CoARA | University of Vienna

Our organisers

David Shotton
OpenCitations | University of Oxford
Silvio Peroni
OpenCitations | University of Bologna
Chiara Di Giambattista
OpenCitations | University of Bologna
Ivan Heibi
OpenCitations | University of Bologna
Ludo Waltman
VOSViewer | Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University
Philipp Mayr
EXCITE | GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Giovanni Colavizza
Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud (HEIG‑VD) and University of Bologna
Matteo Romanello
ScholarIndex | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
research centre on scholarly metadata unibo dharc unibo scholar index dharc unibo


the venue

Welcome to Bologna

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 workshop will take place at the University of Bologna in the heart of the city - the Department of History, Cultures, and Civilization (italian translation: Dipartimento di Storia, Culture e Civiltà), Piazza S. Giovanni in Monte, 2, Room "Aula Prodi". From the train station you can either walk to DISCI (30') or take either bus 25 (direction “Deposito Due Madonne”, details at or bus C (direction “Cestello”, details at

The event's sessions will be also streamed online.
Further information about the virtual and free attendance will follow soon.

Get to Bologna

The airport “Guglielmo Marconi” is located at 15-20 minutes by car from the city centre. A direct train, Marconi Express, leaves regularly from the Airport for Bologna Central Rail Station. The trip costs 11€. A taxi costs about 20€ (call a taxi at 0039 051 372727).


The organizers are negotiating with local hotels for rooms to be reserved and made available at special rates for participants. Check the Hotels in Bologna.

About the location

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". Bologna’s porticoes have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2021.

For any enquiry

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Contact Info

Where to Find Us

via Zamboni, 32 (first floor) | Bologna, BO | 40126 Italy

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