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David Shotton, Senior Researcher, Oxford eResearch Centre: http://oerc.ox.ac.uk/people/DavidShotton
Director, OpenCitations http://opencitations.net
Tony Epstein (Sir Michael Anthony Epstein, discoverer of the Epstein-Barr virus) once said to me something I’ve never forgotten:
“Research that is not published is wasted research.”
We live today in an era of open scholarship and open data, in which the Web is the primary means of communication. For many people, information that is not freely published on the Web might as well not exist. It is thus “wasted research”.
However, within academia, we also have to live in the legacy world of subscription-access journals and subscription-access citation indexes such as Web of Science and Scopus – freely available only to members of rich scholarly institutions like Oxford University that pays hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to obtain access for their members, not to the rest of the world including scholars in developing nations.
Today I will briefly discuss the five factors desirable for scholarly publications – the Five Stars of Online Journal Articles: peer review, open access, enriched content, available datasets and machine-readable metadata .
I will then discuss how bibliographic citations, which permit an author to give credit to another person's endeavours and integrate our independent acts of scholarship into a global knowledge network, are being freed from commercial restrictions by publication in the OpenCitations Corpus (http://opencitations.net), an open repository of scholarly citation data that others may build upon, enhance and reuse for any purpose [2, 3].
 Shotton D (2012). The Five Stars of Online Journal Articles — a Framework for Article Evaluation. D-Lib Magazine 18 (1/2) (January/February 2012 issue). http://dx.doi.org/10.1045/january2012-shotton
 David Shotton (2013). Open citations. Nature, 502 (7471): 295-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/502295a
 Silvio Peroni, David Shotton, Fabio Vitali (2016). Freedom for bibliographic references: OpenCitations arise. Proceedings of 2016 International Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE 2016): 32-43.