N -Open citations

The publishers of the two biggest science journals, Nature and Science, have announced that they will make available the reference lists of those journals’ articles for use in an Open Citations project developed by JISC, the organisation that promotes digital technologies in British academic institutions. Nature Publishing Group (NPG) had already launched its own linked data platform and developers portal and is the first commercial publisher to contribute to the Open Citations project. The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the publisher of Science, and Oxford University Press, have joined NPG in making the reference lists from a number of journals available for the project. The CrossRef Cited-By Linking service will be used to integrate these publishers’ reference lists with the existing database.