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So you think you know CrossRef


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Carol Anne Meyer's quiz on all things CrossRef presented at the 2013 CSE Meeting in Montreal.

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So you think you know CrossRef

  1. 1. So you think you know CrossRef?Carol Anne MeyerMarketing and Business DevelopmentTwitter: @meyercarolCouncil of Science EditorsCrossRef, CrossCheck, and CrossMark5 May 2013
  2. 2. What was the first serviceCrossRef offered?a. CrossRef Searchb. DOI Reference Linkingc. CrossMarkd. CrossCheckb.
  3. 3. CrossRef was founded in 2000 by a group of scholarlypublishers for the purpose of establishing a reference linkingsystem using the DOI.
  4. 4. What does DOI stand for?a. Digital Object Identifierb.Dancing on Icec.US Department of the Interiord.Malta Department of Informatione.California Department of Insurancef. None of the aboveg. All of the aboveg.
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  6. 6. DOI is a trademark of theInternational DOI Foundationthat appoints registrationagencies like
  7. 7. What types of content have DOIs?a. Consumer Moviesb.Scholarly Articles in Italianc.Scholarly Articles in Chinesed.Reference Workse.Excel Spreadsheetsf. None of the Aboveg. All of the Aboveg.
  8. 8. Current Registrationagencies
  9. 9. Which type of organization wasnot originally eligible to participatein CrossRef?a. Commercial Publishersb. Society Publishersc. International Publishersd. Secondary Publishersd.
  10. 10. CrossRef was founded by a diverse group of publishers:commercial companies, not-for-profit societies, andpublishers from North American, the UK, and Europe.Abstracting and Indexing publishers, though, not eligible formembership, quickly became able to participate as Affiliates.
  11. 11. – Can query the system for DOIs and metadata– Can get bulk updates of metadata– Can act on behalf of members83 Non-Publisher Affiliates
  12. 12. What do academic & researchlibraries have to do with CrossRef?a. They send metadata queries to discover DOIsb. They use CrossRef metadata to direct their users to thelicensed copy of an articlec. They assign DOIs to scholarly documents hosted ininstitutional repositoriesd. They educate students on reference skills includingusing DOIs in academic paperse. All of the abovef. None of the abovee.
  13. 13. CrossRef has 2000 Library Affiliates• Library Affiliates do substantial volume of querying atCrossRef• Link Resolvers supplement library user metadata withCrossRef metadata and/or DOIs. The link resolver looks upinstitution’s holdings to direct users to a licensed copy.• Libraries join CrossRef as Publisher Members to assignDOIs to content.
  14. 14. Works with Publishers, Libraries, and others
  15. 15. What is Forward Linking?a. A way to tell which of your article references will havecontent to link to in the futureb. The strategic planning process at CrossRefc. Another name for CrossRef Cited-By Linkingd. All of the abovee. None of the AboveC.
  16. 16. Cited-by Linking• Forward Linking was the original name for Cited-ByLinking, because links would be created to the article (notfrom the article) after subsequent articles cited it.• Forward Linking should not be confused with StoredQueries, which save unmatched queries at the time ofproduction and alert the publisher when DOIs areassigned to the non-matched references.b.
  17. 17. 343 million Cited-By links25 million CrossRef DOIs with Cited-Bylinks19 million documents with references
  18. 18. CrossRef Services forPublishers• DOI ReferenceLinking• Cited-By Linking• CrossCheckPlagiarismScreening• CrossMark• FundRef
  19. 19. What is the recommended formatfor displaying CrossRef DOIs?a. 10.5703/1288284314959b. DOI: 10.5703/1288284314959c. doi: 10.5703/1288284314959d. Doi: 10.5703/1288284314959e. doi: 10.5703/1288284314959f. All of the aboveh. None of the abovef.
  20. 20. • DOIs should be displayed as URIs (aka URLs)so they are not only unique, but alsoactionable.• Displaying DOIs as URLs allows machines tofollow DOIs, allows humans to use browsertools such as open in a new window, copy,etc.• And, it makes it clear to readers what theyshould do with them—Click!
  21. 21. Which of the following is anacceptable format for displayingCrossRef DOIs?a. All of the abovee. None of the aboved.
  22. 22. • DOIs should be displayed as URIs (aka URLs) so theyare not only unique but they resolve.• Unwieldy DOIs can be shortened at Orbetter yet, choose a short naming scheme.• CrossRef has exhausted all the “10.” prefixes with 6digits and earlier this year began assigning 7 digitprefixes.
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  24. 24. Take a look at the following page
  25. 25. What’s missing that causes it to be outof compliance with CrossRef’s rules?a. Funding informationb.CrossMark logoc.DOId.CrossRef member logoc.
  26. 26. • Publisher response pages must includethe DOI, ideally in URL format, eventhough the link resolves to the samepage.• Displaying the CrossRef Member logo isa best practice, but not required.• CrossMark is an optional service ofCrossRef, so the logo is not required fornon-participating publishers• Funding disclosures are good practice,but not required by CrossRef
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  28. 28. When did CrossRef start allowingpublishers to assign DOIs to scholarlybooks?a. 2000b.2005c.2010d.Never, CrossRef doesn’t support book DOIse.None of the aboveb
  29. 29. Not just journals!
  30. 30. Choose the answer that best describesCrossRefa. A not-for-profit trade associationb.A commercial vendor to scholarly publishersc. A collaboration of subscription publishersd. A subsidiary of a large commercial publishere.None of the abovea.
  31. 31. is a not-for-profit association of worldwidescholarly publishers
  32. 32. CrossRef is not-for-profit• Organized as a trade association in New York• Financially independent• Members include publishers with both openaccess and subscription models• Governed by a volunteer board of directorselected by members,
  33. 33. What is the fastest growing content typeat CrossRef?a. Journalsb.Booksc.Standardsd.Datae.Reportsb.
  34. 34. Books are growing the fastest:over 365,000 titles
  35. 35. How can my publication cite supplementarydata and other material?a. Assign a DOI at CrossRefb. Cite the data in the reference section using theDataCite or CrossRef DOIc. Host the data at my organizationd. Have the author host the data at his or her institutione. All of the abovef. None of the above
  36. 36. If I have supplementary data, I need tojoin DataCite to assign DOIsa. Trueb.Falseb.
  37. 37. • CrossRef has been assigning DOIs to components,including data sets, figures, tables, and graphicssince 2007.• The difference between different DOI registrationagencies is one of community, not content type.• CrossRef assigns DOIs for the scholarly publishingcommunity. DataCite works with the librarycommunity and institutional repositories.
  38. 38. More than 1 million dataitems/figures/componentshave CrossRef DOIs• Protein Data Bank• Inter-university Consortium for Political andSocial Research (ICPSR)• International Union of Crystallography (IUCR)• Organization for Economic Development(OECD)• Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  39. 39. How much does a DOI cost at CrossRef?a. $1b. 25¢c. 15¢d. .06¢e. All of the abovef. None of the above
  40. 40. CrossRef doesn’t sell DOIsIt provides services around DOIs like referencelinking, plagiarism screening, discoverability,metadata distribution, update indicators, fundingmetadata.
  41. 41. Deposit fees for different content types:
  42. 42. CrossRef 60 millionORCID 130 thousandPubMed 23 millionSCOPUS 49 millionWeb of Science 50 MillionMatch the Number of Recordswith the OrganizationCrossRef 130 thousandORCID 23 millionPubMed 49 millionSCOPUS 50 MillionWeb of Science 60 million
  43. 43. How many times per month does someone clickon or resolve a CrossRef DOI?a. 5 millionb.10 millionc.100 milliond.1 trillion
  44. 44. 91,236,652
  45. 45. In Summary• CrossRef provides infrastructure to enablepublishers to enhance their content andservices• CrossRef services drive traffic topublishers content
  46. 46. What’s in it forpublishers?• No publisher is an island - collaboration andconnection is the key
  47. 47. Photo by Joi Ito
  48. 48. P.S. Open AccessIndicators• Article level OA indicators will supportdiscovery of OA content in hybridjournals.• They can be displayed in CrossMark
  49. 49. Carol Anne Meyercmeyer@crossref.orgTwitter: @meyercarolThank You!