TL;DR: We have a Community Forum (yay!), you can come and join it here: community.crossref.org.
Community is fundamental to us at Crossref, we wouldn’t be where we are or achieve the great things we do without the involvement of you, our diverse and engaged members and users. Crossref was founded as a collaboration of publishers with the shared goal of making links between research outputs easier, building a foundational infrastructure making research easier to find, cite, link, assess, and re-use.
Event Data uncovers links between Crossref-registered DOIs and diverse places where they are mentioned across the internet. Whereas a citation links one research article to another, events are a way to create links to locations such as news articles, data sets, Wikipedia entries, and social media mentions. We’ve collected events for several years and make them openly available via an API for anyone to access, as well as creating open logs of how we found each event.
2020 wasn’t all bad. In April of last year, we released our first public data file. Though Crossref metadata is always openly available––and our board recently cemented this by voting to adopt the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI)––we’ve decided to release an updated file. This will provide a more efficient way to get such a large volume of records. The file (JSON records, 102.6GB) is now available, with thanks once again to Academic Torrents.
Our colleague and friend, Kirsty Meddings, passed away peacefully on 10th December at home with her family, after a sudden and aggressive cancer. She was a huge part of Crossref, our culture, and our lives for the last twelve years.
Kirsty Meddings is a name that almost everyone in scholarly publishing knows; she was part of a generation of Oxford women in publishing technology who have progressed through the industry, adapted to its changes, spotted new opportunities, and supported each other throughout.
For those disposing publishers who wish to transfer a journal title that has been acquired by another publisher, we have created a simple three-step process to transfer and confirm the ownership transfer of your journal.
Please note that the Transfer title tool will transfer the journal title and all existing DOIs published within that journal from the disposing publisher to the publisher acquiring ownership. If you do not wish to transfer all existing DOIs as part of your title transfer, please contact our Support team to assist with your title transfer.
Log in to Metadata Manager, and navigate to the Home page of the journal you’d like to transfer. From the journal’s Home page, click Action, and select Transfer title from the menu.
On the Transfer title screen, confirm the From and Destination details (using the publisher and DOI prefix boxes). When you’re ready, select Transfer to initiate the ownership change.
In addition to transferring the journal title, the Transfer title tool will transfer all existing DOIs affiliated with the journal from the disposing publisher to the acquiring publisher. Once the transfer is processed, we will use the technical contact we have on file to email the acquiring publisher to notify them of the transfer. It can take up to 24 hours for the title transfer to be reflected in Metadata Manager.
Page owner: Laura J. Wilkinson | Last updated 2020-April-08