OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations: A Clarification | OpenCitations

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"Some folk are confused, but OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations, despite the similarity of their names, are two distinct organizations. OpenCitations ( is an open scholarly infrastructure organization directed by Silvio Peroni and myself, and its primary purpose is to host and build the OpenCitations Corpus (OCC), an RDF database of scholarly citation data that now contains almost 13 million citation links. In contrast, the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC; is a separate and independent organization, whose founding was spearheaded by Dario Taraborelli of the WikiMedia Foundation.  OpenCitations was just one of several organizations that founded the Initiative for Open Citations, as documented at I4OC is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data, but it does not itself host citation data...."


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Tags: oa.occ oa.i4oc oa.citations oa.infrastructure oa.metadata oa.scholcomm oa.misunderstandings oa.terminology

Date tagged:

02/17/2018, 12:51

Date published:

02/17/2018, 08:02