CORE reaches 30 million visits per month

CORE has reached a new milestone of 30 million monthly active users. This follows already significant growth of CORE’s user base in 2020, as we only reported achieving 20 million monthly users in June 2020.  This usage growth is also reflected in a substantial improvement of CORE’s Alexa Global Rank. As of November 1, 2020, […]

Open Access Quarterly Update – Issue 19: December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 Issue Editorial This has been, by any standards, a trying year. With a vaccine actually being distributed as I write this, we can perhaps look forward to the new year with more confidence than we thought even a month ago. We all, as a sector and as a society, obviously […]


Global first for UKRI – recording funding peer review contributions in ORCID records

Researchers can now have their grant peer review contributions made visible and recognised when added to their ORCID Record by the UKRI’s Je-S funding platform. UKRI and nearly 100 UK Higher Education and research organisations are members of ORCID, an international non-profit organisation that is committed to help achieve recognition and support for researchers by […]

CORE update for July to September 2020

The team continues to work on improving CORE. This period was a highly productive period for CORE in terms of growing and developing our products.  CORE’s dashboard Improving access to the CORE Repository Dashboard Improving data provider registration  CORE’s team involves an international event on processing research papers CORE Discovery and repositories CORE’s work on […]

CORE – The 3C Citation Context Classification Shared Task : Overview

Citation analysis for research evaluation has been a subject of increased interest for the past few decades. The 3C Shared task aims to create a platform encouraging researchers to participate in research in this area. The first edition of the shared task organised by the researchers at CORE, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, […]

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Jisc Sherpa services, responding to the changing policy environment

Equity and inclusion in Jisc Sherpa Services The theme of this year’s Open Access Week is taking action to build structural equity and inclusion. Jisc’s Sherpa services are accessible globally and have a key position in the world’s open research service infrastructure. In celebration of Open Access Week 2020, we highlight some of the editorial […]


OpenDOAR collaborate with National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan – LocalDOAR

We recently announced that OpenDOAR has undertaken a record review exercise which resulted in an additional 683 repository records from Japan. Our UK-based editorial team collaborated with Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) to make this happen. As part of this project, NII used a local version of OpenDOAR, called NII LocalDOAR, which allowed them […]

New workflow for adding new data providers and gaining access to the CORE Repository Dashboard

CORE’s mission is to increase the discoverability of open access research and promote as widely as possible the content of our data providers, i.e., repositories, journals and web resources. We currently collaborate with more than 10,000 data providers from around the world, and are continuously looking for new ways to increase this number to offer […]

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Open Access Quarterly Update – September 2020

Issue 18: September 2020 Welcome to the September 2020 Issue Editorial We are delighted to announce that we have just signed a new deal with the Open University, to continue our joint funding of the highly successful CORE service, giving access to over 200 million papers and growing. As open access continues to be embedded […]

An OpenDOAR milestone: LocalDOAR

OpenDOAR has an exciting announcement to make to the repository and open research community. Over the last few months the team have been working with Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) in a record review exercise. For this, NII were given a temporary, local version of OpenDOAR, “NII LocalDOAR”, where they were able to freely […]