Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available for Free
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-04-09
"The Initiative of Open Citations (140C) announced today that science papers’ reference lists will now be accessible to anyone.
As explained on their website, 'citations are the links that knit together our scientific and cultural knowledge. They are primary data that provide both provenance and an explanation for how we know facts. They allow us to attribute and credit scientific contributions, and they enable the evaluation of research and its impacts. In sum, citations are the most important vehicle for the discovery, dissemination, and evaluation of all scholarly knowledge.'
The initiative, started last year by the Wikimedia Foundation along with five other partners, including the Public Library of Science and the open-access journal eLife, is currently working with 29 journal publishers who will allow access to 14 million papers."