Publications as data in the age of open science
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Since the invention of the “journal” form in the seventeenth century, publications have always been used as data by other scientists. As Christine L. Borgman, Professor of Information Science, puts it, “Publication, as the public record of research, is part of a continuous cycle of reading, writing, discussing, searching, investigating, presenting, submitting, and reviewing. No scholarly publication stands alone.”  But the ways these publications are mobilized and transformed into data are varied and involve ever more complex infrastructures.