In August 2022, the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo (PDF) on ensuring free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research (a.k.a. the “Nelson memo”). Crossref is particularly interested in and relevant for the areas of this guidance that cover metadata and persistent identifiers—and the infrastructure and services that make them useful.
Funding bodies worldwide are increasingly involved in research infrastructure for dissemination and discovery.
Preprints have become an important tool for rapidly communicating and iterating on research outputs. There is now a range of preprint servers, some subject-specific, some based on a particular geographical area, and others linked to publishers or individual journals in addition to generalist platforms. In 2016 the Crossref schema started to support preprints and since then the number of metadata records has grown to around 16,000 new preprint DOIs per month.
TL;DR One of the things that makes me glad to work at Crossref is the principles to which we hold ourselves, and the most public and measurable of those must be the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure, or POSI, for short. These ambitions lay out how we want to operate - to be open in our governance, in our membership and also in our source code and data. And it’s that openness of source code that’s the reason for my post today - on 26th September 2022, our first collaboration with the JSON Forms open-source project was released into the wild.
Ans: metadata and services are all underpinned by POSI.
Leading into a blog post with a question always makes my brain jump ahead to answer that question with the simplest answer possible. I was a nightmare English Literature student. ‘Was Macbeth purely a villain?’ ‘No’. *leaves exam*
Just like not giving one-word answers to exam questions, playing our role in the integrity of the scholarly record and helping our members enhance theirs takes thought, explanation, transparency, and work.
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 your Manuscript Tracking System (MTS)
In order to integrate your new iThenticate v2 account and your Manuscript Tracking system(s), your MTS will require from you:
Email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team at eJournal Press will set up the integration for you.
If you are already using iThenticate with ScholarOne and are upgrading from iThenticate v1 to iThenticate v2, please email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to email@example.com, and the team at ScholarOne will make the change for you. 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 don’t need to email the team at ScholarOne. Just enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in ScholarOne.
The team at Scholastica will set up the integration for you. Give them your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL by filling out this form.
The team at Scholastica will also set up any exclusions for you, so in the form they’ll ask you which sort of content you want to exclude from displaying as a match.
Page owner: Kathleen Luschek | Last updated 2022-July-18