Creating open citation data with BCite

Marilena Daquino, Ilaria Tiddi, Silvio Peroni, David Shotton

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In the past year we have seen the release of a huge volume of open bibliographic citation data, thanks primarily to the efforts of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC, However, the incomplete coverage of these data is one of the most important issues that the open scholarship community is currently facing. In this paper we present an approach for creating open citation data while supporting journal editors in their task of curating the reference lists contained within articles submitted to them for publication. Our contributions are twofold: (a) a basic workflow that supports editors in the management and correction of bibliographic references, and (b) a tool, called BCite, that creates open citation data compliant with an existing RDF-based citation repository: the Open Citations Corpus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemSci 2018 Enabling Open Semantic Science
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science co-located with 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018) Monterey, California, USA, October 8-12th, 2018
EditorsDaniel Garijo, Natalia Villanueva Rosales, Tobias Kuhn, Tomi Kauppinen, Michel Dumontier
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science, SemSci 2018 - Monterey, United States
Duration: 8 Oct 201812 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference2nd Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science, SemSci 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Citation Data Curation
  • Open Citation Data
  • Open Science
  • OpenCitations
  • Semantic Publishing


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