Due to unprecedented events following the global pandemic situation, this year, the 8th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP), 2020 was fully organised virtually. The entire workshop constituted a single day, with four sessions, featuring keynote talks, with accepted paper presentations and a shared task on citation context classification. More details regarding the program structure can be found here. The workshop this year was organised by CORE, The Open University, UK, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, US. More about it here.
Members of the CORE Team have been working on submissions for the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and today we are extremely happy to inform our readers that our two teams have both received acceptance notices. Doctors Bikash Gyawali, Nancy Pontika and Petr Knoth have been working on “Open Access 2007-2017: Country and University Level Perspective” while David Pride and Dr. Petr Knoth worked on another submission entitled, “An Authoritative Approach to Citation Classification”. Follow the link and find out more details about this.
CORE participated at the Open Repositories conference (10 – 13 June 2019), which took place in Hamburg, Germany. This year’s conference theme was “All the user needs”, where CORE received much attention and participated actively with 5 presentations.
Assessing Compliance with the UK REF 2021 Open Access Policy
The recent increase in Open Access (OA) policies has brought forth important questions concerning the effect these policies have on the practice of publishing Open Access. In particular, is there evidence to support that mandating OA increases the proportion of OA outputs (in other words, do authors comply with relevant policies)? Furthermore, does mandating OA reduce the time from acceptance to the public availability of research outputs, and can compliance with OA mandates be effectively tracked? This work studies compliance with the UK REF 2021 Open Access policy. We use data from CrossRef and from CORE to create a dataset containing 1.6 million publications. We show that after the introduction of the UK OA policy, the proportion of OA research outputs in the UK has increased significantly, and the time lag between the acceptance of a publication and its Open Access availability has decreased, although there are significant differences in compliance between different repositories. We have developed a tool that can be used to assess publications’ compliance with the policy based on a list of DOIs.
11th Annual Conference on Open Repositories
In this year’s Open Repositories 2016, an international conference addressed to the scholarly communications community with a focus on repositories, open access, open data and open science, CORE had 6 items accepted; 1 Paper, 1 Workshop, 1 Repository Rave presentation, 1 Poster and 2 showcases in the Developer Track and Ideas Challenge. The titles and summaries of our accepted proposals are:
Paper: Exploring Semantometrics: full text-based research evaluation for open repositories / Knoth, Petr; Herrmannova, Drahomira
Over the recent years, there has been a growing interest in developing new scientometric measures that could go beyond the traditional citation-based bibliometric measures. This interest is motivated on one side by the wider availability or even emergence of new information evidencing research performance, such as article downloads, views and twitter mentions, and on the other side by the continued frustrations and problems surrounding the application of citation-based metrics to evaluate research performance in practice. Semantometrics are a new class of research evaluation metrics which build on the premise that full text is needed to assess the value of a publication. This talk will present the results of an investigation into the properties of the semantometric contribution measure (Knoth & Herrmannova, 2014). We will provide a comparative evaluation of the contribution measure with traditional bibliometric measures based on citation counting. Our analysis also focuses on the potential application of semantometric measures in large databases of research papers.
Workshop: Mining Repositories: How to assist the research and academic community in their text and data mining needs – a workshop / Pontika, Nancy; Knoth, Petr; van Dijke, Hege; Anastasiou, Lucas
Over the past five years there has been a significant interest in text and data mining (TDM) practices from the European Union (EU). In scholarly communication, TDM is already a developed practice in some scientific fields, for example, in the life sciences and computer science. Nonetheless, after a call that we sent out to the United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR) list serve, we discovered that there was a limited number of TDM projects that had as their primary source of information the repositories’ collections. To address this challenge, the EU-funded project OpenMinTeD looks to enable the creation of an infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the use of TDM technologies in the scientific publications field, targeting both domain users and TDM experts. In this context we propose a three hour workshop, where we will introduce the topic of TDM to the repositories community, explore how the OpenMinTed project aims to assist with the adoption of TDM practices and present on existing TDM projects that were conducted using text and data from repositories.
Repository Rave presentation: Implementation of the RIOXX metadata guidelines in the UK’s repositories through a harvesting service / Cancellieri, Matteo; Pontika, Nancy
The COnnecting REpositories (CORE) project aims to aggregate content from open access repositories and journals and distribute this content in one central end point facilitating the open access dissemination of the scientific research. In an effort to improve the quality and transparency of the aggregation process of the open access content and create a two-way collaboration between the CORE project and the providers of this content, CORE has created the Repositories Dashboard. The RIOXX Metadata application profile aims to assist repository managers in tracking compliance with the Research Councils UK Policy on Open Access and Guidance. In this Repositories Rave session we will present how CORE is implementing the RIOXX metadata in the CORE Dashboard.
Poster: Intergration of IRUS-UK statistics in the CORE Repositories Dashboard/ Pearce, Samuel; Pontika, Nancy
The COnnecting REpositories (CORE) project aims to aggregate content from open access repositories and journals, and distribute this content in one central point facilitating the open access dissemination of the scientific research. Institutional Repository Usage Statistics UK (IRUS-UK) is a Jisc-funded project that serves as a national repository usage statistics aggregation service, which aims to provide article download statistics from UK repositories. At CORE, we wanted to present the information regarding the manuscripts’ downloads to repository managers and therefore, we have integrated into the CORE Repositories Dashboard. In this poster we will present a) the submission process of the IRUS-UK statistics and b) how CORE retrieves these statistics and displays them to the UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Developer Track and Ideas Challenge:
Oxford vs Cambridge Contest: Collecting Open Research Evaluation Metrics for University Ranking