Open science

The International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics ends support for Journal of Informetrics, launches new open-access journal Quantitative Science Studies. Read more >

 

Over the last few years, the editorial board of the Journal of Informetrics (JOI) has grown increasingly dissatisfied with Elsevier’s actions and policies. While some of those have specific effects on our field—such as Elsevier’s refusal to participate in the Initiative for Open Citation (I4OC)—others are affecting all fields of science—such as its restrictive open access policies and prohibitive subscription costs. The editorial board of JOI expressed these concerns to Elsevier on numerous occa...

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Dakota S. Murray, and Vincent Larivière Two years ago, an advocacy group called the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) began the ambitious agenda of making citations open to the world. They worked arduously with a subset of receptive publishers—subscription-based and open-access, commercial and non for profit—to change the status of references contained in Crossref from closed to open. By the official launch of the initiative in April 2017, they were able to report impre...

We would like to invite you to consider submitting your manuscript to Data and Information Management(DIM). DIM aims to promote cross-disciplinary data-driven information management research, especially targeting large scale datasets in scientific/academic, government and business domains. The journal focuses on innovative theories and technologies related to data and information processing. Once a research paper is accepted, the author(s) will receive a honorarium of USD 1,000. As a top up of...

The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) brings together publishers and researchers to “promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.” This collaborative endeavor has encouraged several publishers—including the Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley—to publicly release their reference metadata. At the beginning of the initiative, only 1% of the citation metadata collected annually by Crossref was publicly available. As of June, 2017, near...

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