Katie Hickling Dan Morgan
Crossref: A Publisher
Crossref is really important to PLOS!
We use crossref for:
-Content registration, including DOIs:
We syndicate our metadata to CrossRef. This metadata
is used by other organizations that together help credit
the work, report impact, and track outcomes .
Shows updates to our articles
-A source of citation counts for Article Level Metrics
Content Registration: DOIs
Part of the metadata we register with Crossref are
So far, PLOS has registered:
264,000+ Article DOIs via Crossref
and within them over 4,228,630
component DOIs for figures, tables and
Crossref registration also includes the conveyance
of our metadata to Crossmark, ORCID, and the
Crossref Funder Registry!
The Crossmark button lets readers see the status of a published
manuscript by displaying any corrections, retractions, or updates to it.
We have the crossmark
button on our published
articles, we update
crossref as to major
changes. This keeps
allows our readers to
know if the version they
are reading is up to date.
Desired Roadmap items / discussions
- JATS XML ingest (rather than XSL conversion to Crossref’s
schema) for metadata?
- Better metadata support for component DOIs (DOIs for
figures, SI, etc.): Would be great to have them inherit some
metadata from the parent article?
- Via JATS4R, engagement to ensure Peer Review deposit
schema takes into account all potential relations between,
and dates of, peer review components e.g. Decision Letter
– Reviewer Report – Author response