Please help us welcome new faces at Crossref! Martyn, Sara, Laura, and Mark joined us very recently and we are happy they’re with us. Both Martyn and Sara have joined the Product team and this has given us the chance to reorganize the team into the following groups: content registration, scholarly stewardship, scholarly impact, metadata retrieval, and UX/UI leadership. Laura joined the Finance and Operations team to help make the billing process simple for our members. Mark joins the Technology team and one of his projects will be improving the Event Data service.
It is exciting to already see the impact of your contributions and look forward to what’s to come!
2020 hasn’t been quite what any of us had imagined. The pandemic has meant big adjustments in terms of working; challenges for parents balancing childcare and professional lives; anxieties and tensions we never had before; the strain of potentially being away from co-workers, friends, and family for a prolonged period of time. Many have suffered job losses and around the world, many have sadly lost their lives to the virus.
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The Crossref Nominating Committee is inviting expressions of interest to join the Board of Directors of Crossref for the term starting in 2021. The committee will gather responses from those interested and create the slate of candidates that our membership will vote on in an election in September. Expressions of interest will be due Friday, June 19, 2020.
The role of the board at Crossref is to provide strategic and financial oversight of the organization, as well as guidance to the Executive Director and the staff leadership team, with the key responsibilities being:
After 20 years in operation, and as our system matures from experimental to foundational infrastructure, it’s time to review our documentation.
Having a solid core of education materials about the why and the how of Crossref is essential in making participation possible, easy, and equitable.
As our system has evolved, our membership has grown and diversified, and so have our tools - both for depositing metadata with Crossref, and for retrieving and making use of it.
Cited-by shows how work has been received by the wider community; displaying the number of times it has been cited, and linking to the citing content.
Researchers cite other people’s work to acknowledge the material they used when writing their own paper. It’s useful to see which articles go on to cite the paper you’re reading, and how it may have built on or challenged its ideas.
Cited-by allows Crossref members to find out who is citing their content. Members can then display the counts and link to the citing content on their own work. Cited-by counts are publicly available, but only the member can see the details of which sources are citing their works.
Members who use this service are helping readers to:
easily navigate to related research,
see how the work has been received by the wider community, and
explore how ideas evolve over time by highlighting connections between works.
Watch the introductory Cited-by animation in your language:
To participate in Cited-by, you need to be a member. Crossref members tell Crossref what content their papers are referencing by including that information as metadata when they register content. Users of the Cited-by service can then query that metadata to see which sources are citing their content.
Members who include references in their own metadata are able to query publications that cite their content. This allows for the display of citation counts and lists on articles so readers can see that the content they’re reading is being cited, as in this Australian Journal of Linguistics example:
Cited-by counts complement rather than replace other services, and may differ from those of other citation databases, such as Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science, which use a variety of sources for their citation data. Crossref Cited-by counts are based on the citation counts of other Crossref members participating in Cited-by.
Obligations and fees for Cited-by
Participation in Cited-by is optional
There is no charge for Cited-by
You must include references when you register content, in order to be eligible for Cited-by
You only retrieve Cited-by metadata for your own content
Our public APIs include Cited-by counts but not the actual works.
We match the metadata in the references to DOIs to establish a Cited-by relationship in the database. As new content is registered, we automatically update the relationships and notify you of new links.
Participation in Cited-by is optional, but encouraged
Because citations can happen at any time, Cited-by links must be kept up-to-date. Members should either check regularly for new citations or (if performing XML queries) set the alert attribute to true. This means the search will be saved in the system and you’ll get an alert when there is a new match
Once retrieved, Cited-by counts should be included and linked on your website.