big #openscience news was that Elsevier (late) signed DORA *and* will support #opencitations! Of course, the American Chemical Society does not support open citations yet. My petition is two years old, but gained more signatures today
Here's the Change.org page to ask the ACS to also start supporting open citations: https://www.change.org/p/asking-the-american-chemical-society-to-join-the-initiative-for-open-citations/dashboard
@egonw I didn't know opencitations. Unfortunately, after checking their website I could not fully understand what it does nor how are scientists to use it/collaborate/benefit from it. Could you please explain a little bit about it?
@ccamara I admit looking at the homepage they do not do a good job explaining this. Maybe we should contact them.
The reference list at the end of an article helps find older literature. With open citations you can find newer articles citing this work. Now this information is stuck in proprietary systems.
@ccamara The info also helps bibliographic studies.
I think they do advocacy to try to convince publishers to publish their citations.
And they call on researchers to make lists of citations and upload them. Unfortunately from my perspective only for DOIs: so DOI 1 cites DOI 2. I did this for a few of my articles and only half of the citations have a DOI and it is quite a lot of work. I do not see many personal benefits, just a general benefit for science.
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