We’re happy to announce the 3rd edition of the Workshop on Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata (WOOC2022), to be held online on 5 October 2022 (h. 15-18 CEST).
It has now been two years since the last edition of the Workshop on Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata (WOOC2020) took place as an online event. During that event, the virtual format did not constrain an enriching and stimulating debate, fostered by the distinguished voices of the speakers involved.
In the past two years, the Open Science ecosystem has been enriched by growing infrastructures, new projects, and the increasing availability of open scholarly data. OpenCitations itself is now hosting over 1.36 billion open citations. We would like WOOC2022 to re-create a theme-focused virtual space to share updates, thresholds and challenges. Like the last event, WOOC2022 will take the form of a three-hour webinar for researchers, scholarly publishers, funders, policy makers, and opening citations advocates, interested in the creation, reuse, and improvement, of open citation data and open scholarly metadata, with speaker contributions followed by Q&A sessions. The workshop is organized around the following topics:
- Reforming research assessment with open citations and open scholarly metadata;
- Artificial intelligence to support the extraction and analysis of citations and metadata;
- Sustainability of open science infrastructures;
- Availability of open citations and open scholarly metadata in scholarly disciplines.
The participation is free of charge and requires no registration. The event will be live-streamed on OpenCitations YouTube channel and it will be possible to interact with the speakers through the YouTube live comments section during the streaming.
During the Workshop on Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata, the talks of the distinguished speakers will be divided into four sessions, with one 5-minute break. At the beginning of the Workshop, OpenCitations director Silvio Peroni will acknowledge the selected author’s video contributions, whose links will be made available on the workshop website for engaging with interested parties and encouraging a broader discussion.
The programme is as follows:
15:00 – 15:10 Silvio Peroni: Workshop Introduction and authors’ contribution acknowledgement
15:10 – 15.30 Victoria Moody: Lift, shift and re-use: Repurposing open access in new ways: The possibility (and probable necessity) of ensuring the capability and sustainability of research infrastructure assets through the enhanced deployment of open science approaches, creating new pathways for established approaches and extending their impact.
15:30- 15:50 Alberto Martín-Martín: Managing the scholarly record
15:50-16:10 Ludo Waltman: Let’s move beyond citations!
16:10- 16:30 Claudio Aspesi: Fixing scholarly communications may require moving beyond citations
5 min break
16:35- 16:55 Jennifer Lin and Ana-Maria Istrate: Essential frontiers: open data & software citations, an automated ML approach
16:55- 17:15 Philipp Mayr: Handling Non-source items in the project OUTCITE
17:15- 17:35 Chiara Di Giambattista: Where were we? The role of the community in the present and future of OpenCitations
17:35-17:55 John Chodacki
17:55- 18:00 David Shotton: Roundup discussion and conclusion
Visit https://workshop-oc.github.io/ to read the talks’ abstracts and find more information about the Workshop on Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata.
All the workshop materials will be made available at
List of invited speakers
Claudio Aspesi (Independent Consultant, Zurich, Switzerland)
John Chodacki (Director, University of California Curation Center)
Ana-Maria Istrate (Research Scientist, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)
Jennifer Lin (Product Director, Indeed)
Alberto Martín-Martín (Assistant professor, Facultad de Comunicación y Documentación, Universidad de Granada)
Victoria Moody (Director of Research and innovation sector strategy, Jisc. Co-Investigator and Deputy Director, UK Data Service)
List of organizers
David Shotton (University of Oxford; OpenCitations)
Silvio Peroni (University of Bologna; OpenCitations)
Chiara Di Giambattista (University of Bologna; OpenCitations)
Ludo Waltman (Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University; VOSViewer)
Philipp Mayr (GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences; EXCite)
Giovanni Colavizza (University of Amsterdam; ScholarIndex)
Matteo Romanello (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne; ScholarIndex)
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