Open Access Citation Information, JISC report

From: Steve Hitchcock <>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:30:22 +0000

A proposal to increase the exposure of open access materials and their
references to indexing services, and to motivate new services by reducing
setup costs, is contained in a report commissioned and published by the
JISC Committee for the Information Environment (JCIE) Scholarly
Communications Group:

Rachel Hardy, Charles Oppenheim, Tim Brody, and Steve Hitchcock
Open Access Citation Information, September 2005 (105pp)

Following consultation with key experts and stakeholders, the proposal
recommends a means for the capture and validation of well-structured
reference metadata at the point of deposit in institutional repositories,
and the presentation of this data to harvesting services for citation indexes.

The JCIE is considering whether to adopt the proposal and what follow-up
action to take.

The wider picture the report investigates is how institutional repositories
can be harvested by these and other Web citation indexing services to
measure and exploit the increased impact we believe is happening through
open access:
The effect of open access and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a
bibliography of studies

Steve Hitchcock
IAM Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 3256 Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 2865
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