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Open Research Quarterly Update­­­­ – September 2021

Issue 3: Sept 2021 Welcome to the Sept 2021 Issue Editorial Hello, and welcome to the September issue of the Open Research Quarterly Update (Digest). Last month’s key sector news was the release of the new UKRI open access policy. We welcome this as a significant driver in the delivery of open access – however, […]

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This week is ‘Peer Review Week’ – a time to ‘celebrate’ that aspect of scientific publishing that academia loves to hate.

This guest blog post is written by Dr Alexandra Freeman, Director, Octopus Publishing Community Interest Company (CIC) On the one hand peer review is lauded as the ‘gold standard’ mark of quality – in theory, work that has been thoroughly read and checked by a group of several independent experts in the field should be […]

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How does CORE substitute Microsoft Academic Graph?

The forest chatter has been clamorous since Microsoft’s announcement to retire Microsoft Academic (MAG) at the end of 2021. Like many others, at CORE, we have used MAG for a number of tasks including data quality enhancement and enrichment, to obtain citation data, for our research in semantic typing of citations and to enrich MAG […]