Quality metadata is foundational to the research nexus and all Crossref services. When inaccuracies creep in, these create problems that get compounded down the line. No wonder that reports of metadata errors from authors, members, and other metadata users are some of the most common messages we receive into the technical support team (we encourage you to continue to report these metadata errors).
We make members’ metadata openly available via our APIs, which means people and machines can incorporate it into their research tools and services - thus, we all want it to be accurate.
The other day I was out and about and got into a conversation with someone who asked me about my doctoral work in English literature. I’ve had the same conversation many times: I tell someone (only if they ask!) that my dissertation was a history of the villanelle, and then they cheerfully admit that they don’t know what a villanelle is, and then I ask them if they’re familiar with Dylan Thomas’s poem “Do not go gentle into that good night.
Having joined the Crossref team merely a week previously, the mid-year community update on June 14th was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Research Nexus vision. We explored its building blocks and practical implementation steps within our reach, and within our imagination of the future.
Read on (or watch the recording) for a whistlestop tour of everything – from what on Earth is Research Nexus, through to how it’s taking shape at Crossref, to how you are involved, and finally – to what concerns the community surrounding the vision and how we’re going to address that.
TL;DR A year ago, we announced that we were putting the “R” back in R&D. That was when Rachael Lammey joined the R&D team as the Head of Strategic Initiatives.
And now, with Rachael assuming the role of Product Director, I’m delighted to announce that Dominika Tkaczyk has agreed to take over Rachael’s role as the Head of Strategic Initiatives. Of course, you might already know her.
We will also immediately start recruiting for a new Principal R&D Developer to work with Esha and Dominika on the R&D team.
To set up your integration, you need to create an API key by logging into iThenticate through the browser. You will then share this API key and the URL of your iThenticate v2 account with your MTS.
Step One: Decide how many API scopes and API keys you need
Within iThenticate, you can set up different API Scopes, and within that, different API keys. Most members will just need one API Scope and one API key. However, some members may need more than one.
If you need to integrate with more than one Manuscript Tracking System (MTS), you will need a different API Scope for each MTS.
If you publish on behalf of societies or work with other organizations who want to keep their activities separate, and they wish to keep their activities entirely separate from one another, you will need a different API Scope and API key for each society.
If at some point in the future, you need to change your API key for an existing MTS integration, you must generate a new API key under the same scope that you originally used for this integration.
Step Two: Create your API Scope and API key(s)
Click on “Integrations” in the menu.
This will bring you to the Integrations section. Click on the “Generate API Scope” key.
You will then give your API Scope a name.
For example, this may be the name of a particular MTS, or of a particular society.
Under your new API Scope, you can then set up your first API key.
Once you add the key name, you will be able to click on the “Create and view” button. The system will then generate your key.
Step three: Add your API key into the configuration panel for your Manuscript Tracking System (MTS)
In order to integrate your new iThenticate v2 account and your Manuscript Tracking system(s) will require from you:
ScholarOne - available now
If you are upgrading from iThenticate v1 to iThenticate v2 - email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to email@example.com. Please put “Product Management” in the subject line of your email.
If you are a new subscriber to Similarity Check and you haven’t used iThenticate before, you can just enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in ScholarOne.
eJournal Press - available now
Email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editorial Manager - available soon
Enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in Editorial Manager.
Page owner: Kathleen Luschek | Last updated 2022-July-18