Help ensure a strong and stable future for OpenCitations by making a donation.

By supporting OpenCitations, you will help us to:

Why support OpenCitations?

OpenCitations is an independent infrastructure organisation for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data. It also provides open source software and free services for use by the global academic community and the general public, and is engaged in advocacy for open citations and open scholarly metadata, particularly in its role as a key founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), which facilitates funding to help ensure the sustainability of the world’s Open Science infrastructure, has selected OpenCitations, together with two other open infrastructure services, as worthy of community crowdfunding support in its second funding cycle. In evaluating OpenCitations among all the applicants, the SCOSS Board concluded that OpenCitations:

With the launch of its second funding cycle, SCOSS is appealing to academic institutions and their libraries, research institutes, scholarly publishers, funding organisations, national and regional governments, international organisations, learned societies and academic service providers worldwide — everyone who is involved in Open Access and Open Science — to support OpenCitations through a three-year commitment, with suggested funding levels ranging from €500 to €8,000 per year, as detailed within the downloadable SCOSS OpenCitations flyer.

Financial administration

OpenCitations is managed by the Research Centre for Open Scholarly Metadata of the University of Bologna. This permits OpenCitations to use the professional administrative services of the University to manage financial donations for OpenCitations.

Submit your donation

You can help now by committing to fund the OpenCitations infrastructure. SCOSS recommends that organisations pledge an annual donation for a period of three years, as shown within the SCOSS OpenCitations flyer, in which funding levels vary according to the size and type of the organisation. Pledging for the full term of three years will provide OpenCitations with a secure financial foundation on our path to complete financial sustainability. Your pledge can either be paid in one lump sum, up-front, or on an annual basis.

For more details and guidance about how you can help support OpenCitations, please contact us directly at [email protected].