CrossRef For African Journals

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CrossRef For African Journals

  1. 1. Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  2. 2. CrossRef: Bene ts for Publishers in Africa Carol Anne Meyer Marketing and Business Development CrossRef African Journal Partnership Program Bethesda, Maryland 29 April 2011Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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  6. 6. Strategic .org • CrossRef: membership association of publishers • Founded for strategic reasons: services best achieved collaboratively • 16 member board of directors from membership • Many types of publishers: Commercial, societies, non- profits, university presses, OA publishers – 57% non-profit • A powerful NETWORK • All subjects: STM, humanities, social science, professionalWednesday, May 4, 2011
  7. 7. CrossRef’s Mission to be a trusted collaborative organization with broad community connections; authoritative and innovative in support of a persistent, sustainable infrastructure for scholarly communication.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  8. 8. How we fulfill our mission: ! • Reference Linking • Cited-By Linking • CrossCheck Plagiarism Detection • CrossMark Version of Record serviceWednesday, May 4, 2011
  9. 9. Technical Infrastructure • Unique identification • Persistent citation and linking • Managed system – no broken links • Content discoverableWednesday, May 4, 2011
  10. 10. What’s in a name? doi:10.1289/ehp.12265 doi:10.1289/ehp.12265 doi:10.1289/ehp.12265 http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.12265 http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.12265Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  11. 11. User clicks on User accesses CrossRef DOI cited article in reference link in Journal B Journal A Goehl TJ, Flanagin A, 2008. Enhancing the Quality and Visibility of African Medical and Health Journals. Environ Health Perspect 116:A514- A515. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.12265 DOI directoryWednesday, May 4, 2011
  12. 12. Business Infrastructure • One agreement with CrossRef is a linking agreement with all CrossRef participants • Business Model Neutral • Powerful Network Effects – value of network is proportional to the square of the number of users of the systemWednesday, May 4, 2011
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  14. 14. 3,403 publishers and societies 46,254,389 content items with DOIs 24,116 journals 151,173 books 20,339 conference proceedingsWednesday, May 4, 2011
  15. 15. membership • Represents 67 countries 44Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  16. 16. Members in Africa • Ashdin Publishing • Egyptian Journal of Surgery • Hindawi Publishing Corporation • Open Journals Publishing (African Online Scienti c Information Systems, Ltd) • National Inquiry Services Center (NISC) • African Journals Online (AJOL)Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  17. 17. Affiliated Organizations and Sponsoring Publishers • African Journals Online (AJOL) • International Network for the Availability of Scienti c Publications (INASP) • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  18. 18. Member Obligations • Outbound reference linking • Deposit all current journal articles • Resolve CrossRef DOI con icts • Update metadata and especially URLs • Do not publicize CrossRef DOIs until links are live • Make plans for long term archiving 48Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  19. 19. • Fees waved for members countries in lower and lower middle income categories as defined by the World BankWednesday, May 4, 2011
  20. 20. CrossRef Journal Deposits • 3,390 publishers 40,093,499 articles Photo :Ina CentaurWednesday, May 4, 2011
  21. 21. Also provides the technical infrastructure • The DOI for persistence • Integrates with the OpenURL • CrossRef & content visibility: When works are registered in the CrossRef database, thousands of cross-linkers – publishers, scholars, intermediaries, and libraries – automatically pick up links to that content 51Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  22. 22. 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 52Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  23. 23. non-XML alternatives: Web deposit form http://www.crossref.org/webDeposit/ • Manual DOI registration, for smaller publishers • System builds XML deposit le 53Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  24. 24. Simple-Text Query http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/ • Free, non-XML alternative for outbound reference linking • A customrefXpressof Inera’s eXtyles version ® • Parses unstructured XML references into valid • Returns matching DOIs for those referencesWednesday, May 4, 2011
  25. 25. 1. Copy References from Original EHP ArticleWednesday, May 4, 2011
  26. 26. 2. Paste References into Simple Text Query FormWednesday, May 4, 2011
  27. 27. Simple Text Query Returns DOIsWednesday, May 4, 2011
  28. 28. CrossRef Help: www.crossref.org/help 57Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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  31. 31. Reciprocal Linking Photo by Joi ItoWednesday, May 4, 2011
  32. 32. 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.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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  34. 34. Technology Est. 1996 8,500 schools, colleges & universities worldwideWednesday, May 4, 2011
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  38. 38. Manuscript Triage Acceptance Submission Yes No Prior to acceptance? Author? On Submission? Triage?Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  39. 39. Manuscript Triage Acceptance Submission Yes No $£€¥ #Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  40. 40. 148 publishers 29 million content items indexed 55,000 titles 19,620 manuscripts checked per monthWednesday, May 4, 2011
  41. 41. Languages Supported Serbian Chinese Finnish (simplified and Slovak French traditional) Slovenian German Japanese Spanish Hungarian Thai Swedish Italian Korean Arabic Norwegian Catalan (Bokmal, Greek Croatian Nynorsk) Hebrew Czech Polish Farsi Danish Portuguese Russian Dutch Romanian TurkishWednesday, May 4, 2011
  42. 42. Deterrence FactorWednesday, May 4, 2011
  43. 43. In Summary • CrossRef provides infrastructure to enable publishers to enhance their content and services • CrossRef services drive traffic to publishers contentWednesday, May 4, 2011
  44. 44. • CrossRef services will enable publishers to highlight the value they add to content • CrossRef services will give researchers useful tools to make decisions about contentWednesday, May 4, 2011
  45. 45. What’s in it for publishers? • No publisher is an island - collaboration and connection is the keyWednesday, May 4, 2011
  46. 46. Find out more... • Reference Linking Nontechnical: http://www.slideshare.net/CrossRef/nontechnical-introduction-to- crossref-for-publishers-2010 Technical: http://www.slideshare.net/CrossRef/bootcamp-tim-fixed-2 • Cited-By Linking http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html • CrossCheck http://www.crossref.org./CrossCheckWednesday, May 4, 2011
  47. 47. Any Questions?Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  48. 48. Carol Anne Meyer cmeyer@crossref.org http://www.crossref.org twitter: @CrossRefNews facebook: http://facebook.com/CrossRefWednesday, May 4, 2011

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