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CrossRef Annual Report 2013/2014

R E V I E W O F T H E O R G A N I Z AT I O N . The number of publishers that have signed up for FundRef approximately doubled from July 2013 to July 2014, reaching 45, as did the number actually submitting funding data to CrossRef, which reached 19. In the same time frame, the number of funders listed in the Funder Registry increased from just over 4,000 to more than 7,300. As of July 2014, publishers participating in the CrossRef Cited-by Linking service, which allows researchers to follow links from an article to subsequently published articles that cite it, account for approximately 40 percent of the DOIs in the CrossRef system. CrossRef now holds metadata for more than 22 million articles with references, and more than 27 million articles have at least one cited-by relationship; the total number of cited-by links has surpassed 405 million. GOVERNANCE, STAFF AND INDUSTRY ACTIVITY The PILA Board of Directors comprises 16 representatives, listed further on in this report and at www.crossref.org. At the 2013 Annual Member Meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve three-year terms: Chris Shillum, Elsevier; James Walker, IOP Publishing; Kathleen Keane, Johns Hopkins University Press; Kristen Fisher Ratan, PLOS; and Wim van der Stelt, Springer. The 2013 Annual Member Meeting took place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on November 13 with 150 members and industry professionals in attendance, the largest gathering to date. Heather Piwowar, cofounder of ImpactStory, delivered the keynote speech, “Building Skyscrapers with our Scholarship,” on how developers are working with data to create structures that can elevate research. Other presenters included Kristen Fisher Ratan of PLOS, speaking on how agile development methodology applies to scholarly communications, and Walter Warnick of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), on how CrossRef has changed the face of research, how its FundRef service contributes to the DOE’s Public Access solution, and on the potential role of CHORUS in that solution. Randy S. Kiefer of CLOCKSS and Kate Wittenberg of PORTICO headed a panel discussion that defined digital archiving and explored the options by which CrossRef Member publishers can meet their obligations to arrange for archiving solutions. 576 publishers are now participating in the CrossCheck screening service. Nearly 1.1 million documents were checked for duplication against CrossCheck’s database of scholarly and web documents in 2013.


CrossRef Annual Report 2013/2014
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