Publishing a Scorecard for Evaluating the Use of Open-Access Journals Using Linked Data Technologies
María Hallo, Sergio Luján-Mora, Alejandro Mate
2015 International Conference on Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems (CITS 2015), p. 105-109, Gijón (Spain), July 15-17. ISBN: 978-1-4673-6945-9. https://doi.org/10.1109/CITS.2015.7297730
(CITS'15) Congreso internacional / International conference
Open access journals collect, preserve and publish scientific information in digital form, but it is still difficult not only for users but also for digital libraries to evaluate the usage and impact of this kind of publications. This problem can be tackled by introducing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), allowing us to objectively measure the performance of the journals related to the objectives pursued. In addition, the Linked Data technologies constitute an opportunity to enrich the information provided by KPIs, connecting them to relevant datasets across the web. This paper reports a process to develop and publish a score card on the semantic web based on the ISO 2789:2013 standard using Linked Data technologies in such a way that it can be linked to related datasets. Furthermore, methodological guidelines are presented with activities. The proposed process was applied to a university open journal system, which includes the definition of the KPIs linked to the institutional strategies, the extraction, cleaning and loading of data from the data source into a data mart, the transforming of data into RDF (Resource Description Framework), and the publishing in a SPARQL endpoint using the OpenLink Virtuoso application. Additionally, the RDF data cube vocabulary has been used to publish the multidimensional data on the web. The visualization was made using CubeViz a faceted browser to present interactively the KPIs in charts.