Bianca Kramer

Bianca Kramer has been scholarly communication/open science librarian at Utrecht University Library for 15 years, and recently moved to an independent consulting/research analyst role, with a focus on open science, open metadata and open infrastructure. She has investigated trends in innovations in scholarly communication across the research cycle in the project ‘Innovations in Scholarly Communication’ and has organized many interactive workshops on open science. She has co-authored commissioned reports on a quantitative analysis of publication types in Dutch research outputs, a gap analysis of Plan S-compliant publication venues, and the diamond OA landscape, and conducted a large-scale investigation comparing coverage of metadata in open metadata sources including Crossref and OpenAlex, the latter in collaboration with the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI). She has also been involved in a recent revision of the UNL (Universities of the Netherlands) Definition Framework Open Access monitoring. Bianca is founding member of the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) and is currently a member of the Preprint Advisory Group of Crossref, as well as the Europe PMC and Literature Services Scientific Advisory Board of EMBL-EBI. She has been on the board of FORCE11 from 2018-2020, and was a member of the EC Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Communication and Scholarly Publishing.

I4OA Hall of Fame - 2023 edition

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) was launched in September 2020 to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world’s scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters, in trusted repositories where they are open and machine-accessible. I4OA calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their published works and, where possible, to submit them to Crossref.

Open funding metadata through Crossref; a workshop to discuss challenges and improving workflows

Ten years on from the launch of the Open Funder Registry (OFR, formerly FundRef), there is renewed interest in the potential of openly available funding metadata through Crossref. And with that: calls to improve the quality and completeness of that data. Currently, about 25% of Crossref records contain some kind of funding information. Over the years, this figure has grown steadily. A number of recent publications have shown, however, that there is considerable variation in the extent to which publishers deposit these data to Crossref.

Open Abstracts: Where are we?

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) launched this week. The initiative calls on scholarly publishers to make the abstracts of their publications openly available. More specifically, publishers that work with Crossref to register DOIs for their publications are requested to include abstracts in the metadata they deposit in Crossref. These abstracts will then be made openly available by Crossref. 39 publishers have already agreed to join I4OA and to open their abstracts.