Open Scholarly Metrics for the Journal of Open Source Software

The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a developer friendly, open access journal for research software packages published as open source software. JOSS started publishing in 2016, and has published more than 1,500 articles so far. After five years and that many articles, it is time to have a closer look at how JOSS content is reused. Given the context of publishing open access articles about open source software, it is only natural to look at reuse using open (scholarly) metrics, taking advantage of the fact that JOSS is registering all its articles as Crossref DOIs, and Crossref keeps track of citation counts and makes them openly available in the Crossref REST API (via the is-referenced-by-count property). It is straightforward to collect this information from Crossref using a Jupyter notebook and visualize it:


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.front-matter.io/posts/open-scholarly-metrics-for-joss