Crossref Crossmark Webinar 102716


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Crossmark, is a service from Crossref, which enables publishers to communicate changes and updates of their scholarly content on the web.

This webinar will offer a brief introduction to Crossmark, an overview of how publishers can participate, and a look at the latest updates and changes:

-Crossmark 2.0
-The look and functionality of the pop-up box

Who should attend:
-Crossmark participants & members interested in joining
-Production Staff
-Service Providers & Hosting Platforms
-Technical Staff

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Crossref Crossmark Webinar 102716

  1. 1. Crossmark Kirsty Meddings Product Manager Thursday 27th October 2016
  2. 2. When content changes, readers need to know
  3. 3. erratum corrigendum correction withdrawal retraction new edition expression of concern partial retraction removal addendum clarification
  4. 4. What is Crossmark A button and a set of metadata that informs readers about Publication status (current, updated, retracted) Funding information Authors’ ORCIDs Publication history Rights or licensing information And much more…
  5. 5. What constitutes a status update? A change significant enough to affect the crediting or interpretation of the work
  6. 6. Machine access Crossref REST API
  7. 7. Reference lists cite with certainty
  8. 8. Online reading environments • Crossmark button on publisher copy of PDF • Opportunities: ReadCube, Papers, Utopia, Mendeley, etc. • Enhance the PDF and display publication update notification • Notify users across all the channels available
  9. 9. Crossmark Best Practices • Comprehensive deposit of publisher metadata • Proper display of Crossmark button above or close to the title of the article • Timely deposits of publication updates
  10. 10. 1. Create a Crossmark Policy Page • Brief explanation of Crossmark • Links to policies on corrections and retractions • Assign a DOI for persistent linking • Deposit this page with Crossref
  11. 11. 2. Deposit Crossmark Metadata (min.) • DOI of the content to which Crossmark button will be added • DOI of Crossmark policy page • DOI of content that this deposit is updating
  12. 12. Allowed status update types addendum clarification correction corrigendum erratum expression_of_concern new_edition new_version partial_retraction removal retraction withdrawal
  13. 13. 3. Add Crossref DOI to web and PDF • HTML metadata <meta name=“dc.identifier” content=“doi:10.5555/12345”> • PDF • sample file at • Crossmark button code needs the DOI to find the metadata
  14. 14. 4. Add CrossMark button to content On HTML article landing pages In PDF articles
  15. 15. 5. Deposit additional metadata • Funding data • License information • ORCIDs • Clinical trial numbers • Any additional custom metadata • Publication history • Similarity Check deposited • etc..
  16. 16. Current content: 20¢ Backfile content: 2¢ Current Content = published in the past two years.
  17. 17. If you already participate Upgrade to v2.0! • New design buttons • Mobile-friendly, responsive pop up box • Widely-compatible code (no js) • v1.5 not supported after March 2017
  18. 18. How? • Replace snippet of code in your landing pages with 2.0 code from • Choose shape and size of button from Crossref CDN •
  19. 19. Latest numbers • 4 million Crossmark deposits • 340 publishers • 40,000 status updates • 1,300 retractions • 37,000 corrections • 2.3 million DOIs with additional metadata
  20. 20. Thank you