Our colleague and friend, Kirsty Meddings, passed away peacefully on 10th December at home with her family, after a sudden and aggressive cancer. She was a huge part of Crossref, our culture, and our lives for the last twelve years.
Kirsty Meddings is a name that almost everyone in scholarly publishing knows; she was part of a generation of Oxford women in publishing technology who have progressed through the industry, adapted to its changes, spotted new opportunities, and supported each other throughout.
Crossref has supported depositing metadata for preprints since 2016 and peer reviews since 2018. Now we are putting the two together, in fact we will permit peer reviews to be registered for any content type.
2020 has been a very challenging year, and we can all agree that everyone needs a break. Crossref will be providing very limited technical and membership support from 21st December to 3rd January to allow our staff to rest and recharge. We’ll be back on January 4th raring to answer your questions. Amanda explains more about why we made this decision.
On November 11th 2020, the Crossref Board voted to adopt the “Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure” (POSI). POSI is a list of sixteen commitments that will now guide the board, staff, and Crossref’s development as an organisation into the future. It is an important public statement to make in Crossref’s twentieth anniversary year. Crossref has followed principles since its founding, and meets most of the POSI, but publicly committing to a codified and measurable set of principles is a big step. If 2019 was a reflective turning point, and mid-2020 was about Crossref committing to open scholarly infrastructure and collaboration, this is now announcing a very deliberate path. And we’re just a little bit giddy about it.
For those disposing publishers who wish to transfer a journal title that has been acquired by another publisher, we have created a simple three-step process to transfer and confirm the ownership transfer of your journal.
Please note that the Transfer title tool will transfer the journal title and all existing DOIs published within that journal from the disposing publisher to the publisher acquiring ownership. If you do not wish to transfer all existing DOIs as part of your title transfer, please contact our Support team to assist with your title transfer.
Log in to Metadata Manager, and navigate to the Home page of the journal you’d like to transfer. From the journal’s Home page, click Action, and select Transfer title from the menu.
On the Transfer title screen, confirm the From and Destination details (using the publisher and DOI prefix boxes). When you’re ready, select Transfer to initiate the ownership change.
In addition to transferring the journal title, the Transfer title tool will transfer all existing DOIs affiliated with the journal from the disposing publisher to the acquiring publisher. Once the transfer is processed, we will use the technical contact we have on file to email the acquiring publisher to notify them of the transfer. It can take up to 24 hours for the title transfer to be reflected in Metadata Manager.
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