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Important changes to Similarity Check

New features, new indexing, new name - oh my!

TL;DR The indexing of Similarity Check users’ content into the shared full-text database is about to get a lot faster. Now we need members assistance in helping Turnitin (the company who own and operate the iThenticate plagiarism checking tool) to transition to a new method of indexing content.crossref_extension_ithenticate_rgb

For existing Similarity Check users: please check that your metadata includes full-text URLs so that Turnitin can quickly and easily locate and index your content. Full-text URLs need to be included in 90% of journal article metadata by 31st December 2016.

Take this 4 minute survey if you’re a Crossref member who registers book content

April Ondis

April Ondis – 2016 October 12

In BooksReferences

This one is for the book publishers. If you are a Crossref member and register online or digital books with us, we would like to know how you handle reference lists. Do you include DOIs that link out to other books and articles in your reference lists? Please take our 4-minute survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3008801/f46898b8751c To thank you for taking the time to respond, we’ll enter you in a drawing to receive this book lovers’ “Bookworm” candle with apple fragrance, a delightful autumn accompaniment to your favorite digital edition.

One member, one vote: Crossref Board Election opens today, September 30th

Watch for two important emails on September 30th – one with a voting link and material, and one with your username and password. RunningCrossref well is a key part of our mission. It’s important that we be as neutral and fair as possible, and we are always striving for that balance. One of our stated principles is “One member, one vote”. And each year we encourage each of our members-standing at over 6000 today-to participate in the election of new board members.

New Crossref DOI display guidelines are on the way

TL;DR Crossref will be updating its DOI Display Guidelines within the next couple of weeks. This is a big deal. We last made a change in 2011 so it’s not something that happens often or that we take lightly. In short, the changes are to drop “dx” from DOI links and to use “https:” rather than “http:”. An example of the new best practice in displaying a Crossref DOI link is: https://doi.

The membership boom & why metadata isn’t like beer

Susan Collins

Susan Collins – 2016 September 23

In Member Briefing

You might recognize my name if you’ve ever applied for Crossref membership on behalf of your organization. It recently occurred to me that, since I’ve been working in our membership department for eight years, I’ve been a part of shepherding new members for half of our history. And my, how we’ve grown. Membership growth by country Though it may be easy to see our membership growth by looking at the numbers, I think it’s interesting to consider where we’ve grown.

Crossmark 2.0 - grab the code and you’re ready to go!

Kirsty Meddings

Kirsty Meddings – 2016 September 15

In Crossmark

On September 1st we completed the final stage of the Crossmark v2.0 release and sent an email to all participating publishers containing instructions for upgrading. The first phase of v2.0 happened when we changed the design and layout of the Crossmark box back in May of this year. That allowed us to better display the growing set of additional metadata that our members are depositing, and saw the introduction of the Linked Clinical Trials feature.

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Now all publishers have the opportunity to complete the upgrade by simply replacing the Crossmark button and the piece of code that calls the box. The new button designs are, we think, a much better fit for most websites, and are designed to look more like a button than a flat logo. The new buttons are also available
as .eps
files for placement in PDFs.

Using the Crossref Metadata API. Part 2 (with PaperHive)

We first met the team from PaperHive at SSP in June, pointed them in the direction of the Crossref Metadata API and let things progress from there. That’s the nice thing about having an API - because it’s a common and easy way for developers to access and use metadata, it makes it possible to use with lots of diverse systems and services.

So how are things going? Alexander Naydenov, PaperHive’s Co-founder gives us an update on how they’re working with the Crossref metadata:

Linking Publications to Data and Software

Jennifer Lin

Jennifer Lin – 2016 September 07

In APICitationDataCite

TL;DR Crossref and Datacite provide a service to link publications and data. The easiest way for Crossref members to participate in this is to cite data using DataCite DOIs and to include them in the references within the metadata deposit. These data citations are automatically detected. Alternatively and/or additionally, Crossref members can deposit data citations (regardless of identifier) as a relation type in the metadata. Data & software citations from both methods are freely propagated.

Crossref’s Annual Meeting is now Crossref LIVE16

April Ondis

April Ondis – 2016 September 02

In Events

Everyone is invited to our free annual event this 1-2 November in London. (Register here)

In years past, only Crossref members typically attended the Crossref Annual Meeting. This year, we looked at the event with new eyes. We realized that we’d have even richer conversations, more creative energy, and the meeting would be even better for our members if we could rally the entire community together.  So we decided to re-develop our annual event from the ground-up. 

Logo for Crossref LIVE 16

The result is Crossref LIVE16, an event with a new format and a new focus on the entirety of the scholarly communications community.  We are opening doors for the whole community, welcoming publishers, librarians, researchers, funders, technology providers, and Crossref members alike. 

Announcing PIDapalooza - a festival of identifiers

sideAThe buzz is building around PIDapalooza - the first open festival of scholarly research persistent identifiers (PID), to be held at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik on November 9-10, 2016.

PIDapalooza will bring together creators and users of PIDs from around the world to shape the future PID landscape through the development of tools and services for the research community. PIDs support proper attribution and credit, promote collaboration and reuse, enable reproducibility of findings, foster faster and more efficient progress, and facilitate effective sharing, dissemination, and linking of scholarly works.