CrossRef DOIs for African Journal Partnership Journals


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Overview of CrossRef for annual African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP) meeting in San Antonio, TX, in May 2014. Discusses African Journals Online relationship, CrossRef rules, Sponsors, Multiple resolution, CrossCheck plagiarism screening,

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CrossRef DOIs for African Journal Partnership Journals

  1. 1. CrossRef DOIs for African Partner Journals Carol Anne Meyer Marketing and Business Development CrossRef African Journal Partnership Program San Antonio, TX 6 May 2014
  2. 2. A not-for-profit trade association of global scholarly publishers
  3. 3. Improving scholarly communication through community collaboration 6-Word Mission
  4. 4. We have two offices: Lynnfield, MA and Oxford, UK
  5. 5. Linking Reference Linking Cited-by Linking Discovery and Delivery CrossRef Metadata Services Bibliographic Management CrossRef Metadata Search Document Delivery Multiple Resolution Link Resolvers CrossRef APIs Evaluating CrossCheck Article Level Metrics CrossMark PreScore FundRef Collaborating Linked Data Text and Data Mining FundRef NISO OA Indicator Threaded Publications Journal Article Tag Set (JATS) Enables Powered by iThenticate
  6. 6. CrossRef Has 1950 Members, Representing 4627 Publishers
  7. 7. 5 Members Come from 81 Countries
  8. 8. Member Publishers in Africa = 19 • Academic Journals • Agial Publishing House • AOSIS Open Journals • Ashdin Publishing • Biomath Forum • Clinics Cardive Publishing • Health and Medical Publishing Group • Hindawi Publishing Corporation • Infomesr • International Research Journals • Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry • Michael Joanna Publications • Pan African Medical Journal • Science Journal Publications • Stellenbosch University • The American University in Cairo Press • University of the Western Cape Library Service • Wilolud Journals • World Agroforestry Centre
  9. 9. • African Journals Online (AJOL) • BioOne • International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Sponsors
  10. 10. We generate more than a billion annual “clicks” to our member publishers’ sites 0 275,000,000 550,000,000 825,000,000 1,100,000,000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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  12. 12. 48 Member Obligations •Outbound reference linking •Deposit all current journal articles •Resolve CrossRef DOI conflicts •Update metadata and especially URLs •Do not publicize CrossRef DOIs until links are live •Make plans for long term archiving
  13. 13. How can AJPP Journals get CrossRef DOIs? • Through sponsors like AJOL (uses PKP/OJS) • Through ScholarOne • Through Web Deposit Form
  14. 14. 53 non-XML alternatives: Web deposit form •Manual DOI registration, for smaller publishers •System builds XML deposit file
  15. 15. • What if you have your journal on –Your own site –AJOL –BioLine ????
  16. 16. One Article One DOI!
  17. 17. Multiple Resolution
  18. 18. 52 CrossRef implementation •Deposit DOIs and metadata to enable inbound linking –As soon as content is registered in CrossRef, it becomes visible for linking by other participants •Create outbound links from references by querying the CrossRef metadata database –Adds value by improving user experience
  19. 19. Photo by Joi Ito
  20. 20. Simple-Text Query •Free, non-XML alternative for outbound reference linking •A custom version of Inera’s eXtyles® refXpress •Parses unstructured references into valid XML •Returns matching DOIs for those references
  21. 21. Now we have 90 affiliates and 2045 libraries Our Community Includes Affiliates and Libraries
  22. 22. Library Affiliates in Africa = 21 • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) • Maina Soko Military Hospital Library • Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences • Nelson Mandela Metropolitian University • North-West University • Rhodes University • SEALS Library Consortium • South East Academic Libraries System • St. Thomas Aquinas' Major Seminary (STAMS) • Strathmore Research and • UKZN Libraries • Unisa • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane • University of Capetown • University of Fort Hare Library • University of Johannesburg Library • University of Livingstonia Library • University of Port Elizabeth • University of Pretoria, Department of Library Sciences • University of the Western Cape • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  23. 23. 83 Non-Publisher Affiliates –query the CrossRef system for DOIs and metadata –get bulk updates of metadata –act on behalf of members Query, 48 Metadata Services, 20 Service Providers 8 Sponsors 7
  24. 24. CrossRef Cited-By Linking Who’s Citing You? Discover how your publications are being cited and incorporate DOI links to the citing content into your online publication.
  25. 25. Powered by iThenticate
  26. 26. Technology Est. 1996 8,500 schools, colleges & universities worldwide
  27. 27. Chinese (simplified and traditional) Japanese Thai Korean Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Norwegian (Bokmal, Nynorsk) Polish Portuguese Romanian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Arabic Greek Hebrew Farsi Russian Turkish Languages Supported
  28. 28. Deterrence Factor
  29. 29. Sponsors can provide CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening for AJPP Journals • Sponsor will pay discounted combined annual fee • BUT, we have to talk with iParadigms about fee waivers for per-manuscript checking fees • 75 cents per manuscript for fewer than 2000 documents
  30. 30. But, remember the CrossRef Rules • You have to be assigning CrossRef DOIs before you can participate in any optional services like CrossRef
  31. 31. In Summary • CrossRef provides infrastructure to enable publishers to enhance their content and services • CrossRef services drive traffic to publishers content
  32. 32. • CrossRef services will enable publishers to highlight the value they add to content • CrossRef services will give researchers useful tools to make decisions about content
  33. 33. Find out more... Webinars – Introduction to CrossRef wflc&noredirect=1Technical: – Tools for Small Publishers for-small-publishers Web Pages –CrossRef Cited-by Linking –CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening
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  35. 35. Any Questions?
  36. 36. Carol Anne Meyer twitter: @CrossRefNews facebook: