The integrity of the scholarly record is an essential aspect of research integrity. Every initiative and service that we have launched since our founding has been focused on documenting and clarifying the scholarly record in an open, machine-actionable and scalable form. All of this has been done to make it easier for the community to assess the trustworthiness of scholarly outputs. Now that the scholarly record itself has evolved beyond the published outputs at the end of the research process – to include both the elements of that process and its aftermath – preserving its integrity poses new challenges that we strive to meet… we are reaching out to the community to help inform these efforts.
I’m pleased to share the 2022 board election slate. Crossref’s Nominating Committee received 40 submissions from members worldwide to fill five open board seats.
We maintain a balance of eight large member seats and eight small member seats. A member’s size is determined based on the membership fee tier they pay. We look at how our total revenue is generated across the membership tiers and split it down the middle. Like last year, about half of our revenue came from members in the tiers $0 - $1,650, and the other half came from members in tiers $3,900 - $50,000.
Our entire community – members, metadata users, service providers, community organizations and researchers – create and/or use DOIs in some way so making them more accessible is a worthy and overdue effort.
For the first time in five years and only the second time ever, we are recommending some changes to our DOI display guidelines (the changes aren’t really for display but more on that below). We don’t take such changes lightly, because we know it means updating established workflows.
I’m delighted to say that Martin Paul Eve will be joining Crossref as a Principal R&D Developer starting in January 2023.
As a Professor of Literature, Technology, and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London- Martin has always worked on issues relating to metadata and scholarly infrastructure. In joining the Crossref R&D group, Martin can focus full-time on helping us design and build a new generation of services and tools to help the research community navigate and make sense of the scholarly record.
To set up your integration, you need to create an API key by logging into iThenticate through the browser. You will then share this API key and the URL of your iThenticate v2 account with your MTS.
Step One: Decide how many API scopes and API keys you need
Within iThenticate, you can set up different API Scopes, and within that, different API keys. Most members will just need one API Scope and one API key. However, some members may need more than one.
If you need to integrate with more than one Manuscript Tracking System (MTS), you will need a different API Scope for each MTS.
If you publish on behalf of societies or work with other organizations who want to keep their activities separate, and they wish to keep their activities entirely separate from one another, you will need a different API Scope and API key for each society.
If at some point in the future, you need to change your API key for an existing MTS integration, you must generate a new API key under the same scope that you originally used for this integration.
Step Two: Create your API Scope and API key(s)
Click on “Integrations” in the menu.
This will bring you to the Integrations section. Click on the “Generate API Scope” key.
You will then give your API Scope a name.
For example, this may be the name of a particular MTS, or of a particular society.
Under your new API Scope, you can then set up your first API key.
Once you add the key name, you will be able to click on the “Create and view” button. The system will then generate your key.
Step three: Add your API key into the configuration panel for your Manuscript Tracking System (MTS)
In order to integrate your new iThenticate v2 account and your Manuscript Tracking system(s), your MTS will require from you:
If you are upgrading from iThenticate v1 to iThenticate v2, please email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to email@example.com, and the team at ScholarOne will set this up for you. Please put “Product Management” in the subject line of your email.
If you are a new subscriber to Similarity Check and you haven’t used iThenticate before, you don’t need to email the team at ScholarOne. Just enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in ScholarOne.
eJournal Press - available now
Email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team at eJournal Press will set up the integration for you.
Editorial Manager - available soon
You will be able to set up the integration yourself. Just enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in Editorial Manager.
Scholastica - available soon
Let the team at Scholastica know your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL by filling out this form. The team at Scholastica will set up the integration for you. They will also set up the exclusions for you, and in the form they’ll ask you which sort of content you want to exclude from displaying as a match.
Page owner: Kathleen Luschek | Last updated 2022-July-18