(16 January 2018) I4OC is a project which promotes the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data by making metadata for references within academic articles publicly available. It aims to establish a global public web of linked scholarly citation data to enhance the discoverability of published content, explore connections between knowledge fields, and follow the evolution of ideas and scholarly disciplines. There are several benefits to the I4OC scheme which OUP is delighted to support:
- Researchers will be able to study the dissemination of methods and scientific ideas
- Authors will gain machine-readable access to references for all their papers
- Funding organizations will be able to rely on this public resource to develop transparent and reproducible evaluation metrics and create new tools to assess the academic and societal impact of research they fund
- Members of the public will be able to trace information back to its source or reuse it in open knowledge repositories such as Wikipedia and Wikidata.
We look forward to working with I4OC in the coming months to see how these benefits enhance the work of our authors, researchers, and industry partners.
The announcement is here.