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Citation not found: the case of non-canonical URLs

Boruta, Luc


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1461006", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Citation not found: the case of non-canonical URLs", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2018, 
        10, 
        12
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>Alternative title:&nbsp;<em>DOIs are not silver bullets.</em><br>\n<br>\nScholarly literature has become more than just papers. Hyperlinks are the preferred way to reference other works, including non-textual objects like datasets and software. While hyperlinks are more powerful than text-based citations, they are prone to link rot.&nbsp;<br>\n<br>\nLink rot is inevitable to some extent, but some practices compound the problem and cannot be mitigated without the engagement of all stakeholders. Shortened URLs, proxy URLs, vanity URLs, Sci-Hub URLs and many other non-canonical citations add an extra level of indirection that increases the risk of breaking the permanent record of science.<br>\n<br>\nWe are building&nbsp;<a href=\"https://cobaltmetrics.com/\">Cobaltmetrics</a>&nbsp;to set the new standard for citation tracking and foster diversity in altmetrics.&nbsp;The web is our corpus, and we index all URIs and identifiers as first-class citations.</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Boruta, Luc"
    }
  ], 
  "type": "speech", 
  "id": "1461006"
}
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