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April 30, 2009

New CrossCheck Publishers

Two big CrossCheck announcements broke this week. First, the plagiarism screening service powered by iThenticate, has surpassed 50 publisher participants with the addition of the American Psychological Association. See the news release for more details.

ALso, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announced their partnership with CrossRef to fight plagiarism and ensure authenticity of medical literature. More information is available from the LWW news release.

April 15, 2009

CrossCheck at conferences in April and May

Just to let you know about some upcoming opportunities to hear more about CrossCheck and the issues surrounding plagiarism in academic publishing.

At the Manuscript Central user meeting on Monday 20th April, Carol Meyer will be speaking alongside John Barrie, the CEO of our technology partner iParadigms. Their session, at the ScholarOne offices in Charlottesville VA, will cover CrossCheck and the iThenticate system, which is soon to be integrated into Manuscript Central.

On Tuesday May 5th I will be moderating a panel on plagiarism at the Council of Science Editors meeting in Pittsburgh. During the session we will be hearing from:

Harvey Markovitch from the Committee on Publication Ethics, who will talk about the COPE guidelines on dealing with plagiarism
Bernie Rous from the Association for Computing Machinery, who will discuss the ACM’s experiences with plagiarism, and why they are participating in CrossCheck
Harold “Skip” Garner, who has been leading the work at the University of Texas to establish levels of undetected plagiarism in PubMed content. Garner’s work has received coverage recently in both Nature and Science, and makes for very interesting reading.
Due to popular demand we are now running the “Introduction to CrossCheck” webinar on a monthly basis. You can see the available dates and sign up for the sessions on our website.

We look forward to seeing some of you in Charlottesville and Pittsburgh.

April 13, 2009

New CrossRef Members

(updated April 13, 2009)

New Labor Forum
Center for Applied Energy Research
Canadian Mathematical Society
Portuguese Society of Electrochemistry
Mathematical Society of America
OMICS Publishing Group

The latest additions to the CrossRef members' list can also be viewed here

CrossRef Indicators


Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,756
% of non-profit publishers 57%
Total no. participating libraries 1,459
No. journals covered 20,018
No. DOIs registered to date 36,395,182
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 591,179
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 18,460,230
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 31,513,177

April 9, 2009

CCC Webinar: How does the Google Books Settlement affect you?

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Lois Wasoff, a well-known attorney specializing in copyright, will present a webinar for the Copyright Clearance Center at noon EST on Wednesday April 14th. CrossRef board and committee members know Lois as CrossRef's counsel.

I had an opportunity to preview this extremely helpful talk last week, and I highly recommend that publishers, authors, and librarians attend to find out how this agreement may affect their rights.

Register at the CCC web site.

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April 7, 2009

Upcoming Intro to CrossRef Webinar

Please join us for our upcoming webinar!

A non-technical introduction to CrossRef and a brief outline of how CrossRef works will be discussed. Members will have the opportunity to have their questions answered. New members are especially encouraged to register.

Date: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2009
Time: 8:00 am PDT, 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm BST

Please sign up today.

April 6, 2009

CrossRef Indicators


Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,749
% of non-profit publishers 64%
Total no. participating libraries 1,459
No. journals covered 20,018
No. DOIs registered to date 36,320,570
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 591,179
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 18,460,230
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 31,513,177

Reminder - Intro to CrossCheck webinar is tomorrow!

Introduction to CrossCheck Webinar

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM PDT, 11:00 AM EST, 4:00 PM BST
Moderator: Kirsty Meddings

There is still time to register.

April 1, 2009

The buzz around people identifiers

In Science this week Martin Enserink writes about Thomson's Researcher ID and CrossRef's Contributor ID project in "Are You Ready to Become a Number?", including an interview with Geoff Bilder.
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5922.1662.

I'll be talking about the subject at tomorrow's Allen Press Best Practices seminar. I'll be on the panel with Philip Bourne, computational biologist and author of the recent paper "I Am Not a Scientist, I Am a Number", PLoS Comput Biol 4(12): e1000247. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000247.

Kirsty Meddings Blogs Ahmed Hindawi's Talk on the Future of Scholarly Publishing

Kirsty gave a nice summary of Hindawi's talk at the UKSG meeting. Where's scholarly publishing going?

The most interesting point is the possible commodization of journals in the future, where brands, both from the author and the library perspective, just go away.

Take a look at the LiveSerials: 2020 blog.