The Crossref Nominating Committee invites expressions of interest to join the Board of Directors of Crossref for the term starting in March 2024. The committee will gather responses from those interested and create the slate of candidates that our members will vote on in an election in September.
Expressions of interest will be due Monday, June 26th, 2023.
About the board elections The board is elected through the “one member, one vote” policy wherein every member organization of Crossref has a single vote to elect representatives to the Crossref board.
We were delighted to engage with over 200 community members in our latest Community update calls. We aimed to present a diverse selection of highlights on our progress and discuss your questions about participating in the Research Nexus. For those who didn’t get a chance to join us, I’ll briefly summarise the content of the sessions here and I invite you to join the conversations on the Community Forum.
You can take a look at the slides here and the recordings of the calls are available here.
We have some exciting news for fans of big batches of metadata: this year’s public data file is now available. Like in years past, we’ve wrapped up all of our metadata records into a single download for those who want to get started using all Crossref metadata records.
We’ve once again made this year’s public data file available via Academic Torrents, and in response to some feedback we’ve received from public data file users, we’ve taken a few additional steps to make accessing this 185 gb file a little easier.
In 2022, we flagged up some changes to Similarity Check, which were taking place in v2 of Turnitin’s iThenticate tool used by members participating in the service. We noted that further enhancements were planned, and want to highlight some changes that are coming very soon. These changes will affect functionality that is used by account administrators, and doesn’t affect the Similarity Reports themselves.
From Wednesday 3 May 2023, administrators of iThenticate v2 accounts will notice some changes to the interface and improvements to the Users, Groups, Integrations, Statistics and Paper Lookup sections.
The grant registration form can be used to deposit metadata for grant records. You do not need any knowledge of XML to use it. You can save your grant records to your local machine and upload to the form later to make edits. You can also save partial records to be used as templates in the future.
How to use the grant registration form
Start at the grants registration form and choose to create a new record or load a record you’ve already created using this form. If this is the first time you’ve used this form, you’ll choose New Record.
Create a new record
Give your grant record a name. This is the name for the file you’ll download to your computer for future edits or use - so make it something descriptive and useful, like the grant number. This name doesn’t get deposited with Crossref or appear in any metadata.
Add the metadata associated with your grant.
Download your record to your local computer for future edits. The form will download as a .json file, with the name you gave it in the beginning.
Submit your record
Click submit at the bottom of the form, and enter your Crossref account credentials. The submission will be made immediately and a success message will appear on the screen. You can also download the record from this page.
Load a saved record
If you’ve used this form before to create a grant record, you can load your saved copy to make edits and redeposit. Start at the grants registration form and choose Load Record. Select the appropriate .json file from your computer and click Open. Note: the record you load must be a .json file previously downloaded from the grant registration form.
Once the form is loaded, you can make edits to it, download a new version to your local machine, and submit your record to update the metadata with us.
Create a template
You can partially complete a form and download it for use as a template in the future. As an example, your depositor information (name, email address) and funder information (funder name, funder ID) is likely to be the same across all submissions, so you might complete just those parts of the form, download the record, and load it each time you need to submit a grant record.
Page owner: Sara Bowman | Last updated 2022-December-07