The Wikipedia entry for OpenCitations is woefully out of date, inaccurate and brief. As Directors of OpenCitations, Silvio and I are unable to improve this situation because of Wikipedia’s proper conflict-of-interest restriction on self-promotion.
OpenCitations is actively seeking greater involvement from members of the global academic community, as explained in our Mission Statement. One way in which such individuals, particularly those who are both existing Wikipedia editors and already know about OpenCitations, can help OpenCitations, while at the same time supporting Wikipedia in its quest for accurate information, is by revising and expanding the present Wikipedia entry on OpenCitations to reflect the infrastructure’s current activities and data holdings, while maintaining perspective and a neutral point of view. This will increase the availability of reliable knowledge about OpenCitations and its place in the ecosystem of Open Science infrastructures.
Background information to assist in this task is available in the cannonical paper describing OpenCitations:
Silvio Peroni and David Shotton (2020). OpenCitations, an infrastructure organization for open scholarship. Quantitative Science Studies 1: 428-444. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00023;
in previous posts in the OpenCitations Blog and in the documents to which those posts link, particularly in:
Transparency meets open citations
The OpenCitations Roadmap is now publicly available on Trello
OpenCitations receives the Open Publishing Award in Open Data
Coverage of open citation data approaches parity with Web of Science and Scopus;
The OpenCitations Github software and information repository, from which the OpenCitations logo can be obtained;
and also from OpenCitations’ recent toots on Mastodon.
We await your work with anticipation!!
One thought on “Please help with OpenCitations’ entry in Wikipedia”
What we need for the page is discussions of OpenCitations not by anyone involved in the project. Those turn out hard to find.