I thought that journals depositing “open references” were a subset of those depositing “references”. However, I retrieve journal records where the value for “references-current” is FALSE, whereas for “open-references-current” is TRUE. A couple of examples:
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Members can set reference distribution to: open, limited, or closed. That setting is not tied to submission of references. That is, members, and especially new members who have their reference distribution set to the default setting of open, may have the distribution set to open, but are not, in fact, registering any references with us. While registering references is best practice, it is not a requirement of our members.
That’s what is happening in these examples. The distribution setting in our system is set to open, but the member has not registered references for the journals in question, as you can see from the REST API queries below: