“A stakeholder group was therefore formed earlier this year, with representatives from all disciplines and sectors — funders, HEIs, infrastructure providers, libraries, publishers, researchers, research managers, and more. At an initial meeting of this group in April, participants discussed the five persistent identifiers (PIDs) that have been deemed high priority for improving access to UK research. These are ORCID iDs for people, Crossref and DataCite DOIs for outputs, Crossref grant DOIs, ROR identifiers for organisations, and RAiDs for projects. This was followed by five focus group meetings during May and June, each focused on one of the priority PIDs….”
“In a bid to boost the reach and reuse of scientific results, a group of scholarly publishers has pledged to make abstracts of research papers free to read in a cross-disciplinary repository.
Most abstracts are already available on journal websites or on scholarly databases such as PubMed, even if the papers themselves are behind paywalls. But this patchwork limits the reach and visibility of global research, says Ludo Waltman, deputy director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and coordinator of the initiative for open abstracts, called I4OA.
Publishers involved in I4OA have agreed to submit their article summaries to Crossref, an agency that registers scholarly papers’ unique digital object identifiers (DOIs). Crossref will make the abstracts available in a common format. So far, 52 publishers have signed up to the initiative, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the US National Academy of Sciences….”
“Today DataCite is proud to announce the launch of DataCite Commons, available at https://commons.datacite.org. DataCite Commons is a discovery service that enables simple searches while giving users a comprehensive overview of connections between entities in the research landscape. This means that DataCite members registering DOIs with us will have easier access to information about the use of their DOIs and can discover and track connections between their DOIs and other entities. DataCite Commons was developed as part of the EC-funded project Freya and will form the basis of new DataCite services….
We integrate with both the ORCID and ROR (Research Organization Registry) APIs to enable a search for (10 million) people and (100,000) organizations and to show the associated content. For funding, we take advantage of the inclusion of Crossref Funder IDs in ROR metadata. We combine these connections, showing a funder, research organization, or researcher not only their content but also the citations and views and downloads if available, together with aggregate statistics such as numbers by year or content type….”
“The Digital Object Identifier, or DOI, is a persistent link, and specifically, it is an identifier allowing data to the traced from production to publication. By citing DOIs in all their publications, users guarantee the traceability of all the details of their experiment. This includes the request for beamtime, the experimental parameters and conditions, the instrumentation used, the data obtained, the analysis of this data, and the names of the research team members.”
Abstract: Wikipedia’s contents are based on reliable and published sources. To this date, little is known about what sources Wikipedia relies on, in part because extracting citations and identifying cited sources is challenging. To close this gap, we release Wikipedia Citations, a comprehensive dataset of citations extracted from Wikipedia. A total of 29.3M citations were extracted from 6.1M English Wikipedia articles as of May 2020, and classified as being to books, journal articles or Web contents. We were thus able to extract 4.0M citations to scholarly publications with known identifiers — including DOI, PMC, PMID, and ISBN — and further labeled an extra 261K citations with DOIs from Crossref. As a result, we find that 6.7% of Wikipedia articles cite at least one journal article with an associated DOI. Scientific articles cited from Wikipedia correspond to 3.5% of all articles with a DOI currently indexed in the Web of Science. We release all our code to allow the community to extend upon our work and update the dataset in the future.
“The Repository Dashboard is a free service for our data providers. The Repository Dashboard has been created in an effort to improve the quality and transparency of the harvesting process of open access content and to create a two way collaboration between the CORE project and our data providers.
The Repository Dashboard provides an online interface offering valuable technical information and statistics to content providers. It is the tool you need to check that your repository is configured correctly to provide maximum visibility to your research outputs. Additional features include identifier enrichments, such as detecting missing DOIs for repository records. The tool also offers REF 2021 Open Access compliance monitoring functionality to UK HEIs, and a RIOXX metadata quality checker….”
“1. Reduce barriers to information access and use in order to increase the opportunity to create new knowledge by shifting the culture of scholarship towards open science and open education. Research libraries have done this by:
Creating and sustaining investment in global and national infrastructures to provide access to open scholarly information through partnerships (such as Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services, Invest in Open Infrastructure, and OER Commons)
Making major investments in all forms of open access scholarly publishing, including journals (such as through BioOne and PLOS), monographs (such as through Knowledge Unlatched, Open Humanities Press, and TOME), and research data (such as through Dataverse)
Creating, curating, organizing, and promoting massive collections of open educational resources particularly at a time focused on education affordability
Creating and contributing to open repositories for depositing research outputs, including underlying data and code (such as PubMed)
Negotiating licensing agreements with commercial vendors to significantly increase barrier-free access to information (such as transformative agreements)
Leading (with the scholarly community) the adoption of open metadata standards and infrastructure (such as findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) data) and persistent identifiers (such as digital object identifiers and ORCID IDs)…”
“We are pleased to announce the launch of the new persistent identifier (PID) services registry available at https://pidservices.org, a new service to find services built upon different PIDs from core technology providers and those who integrate from across a variety of disciplinary areas. This is a combined effort across multiple organizations as part of the EC-funded FREYA project grant (777523) with the aim of furthering discoverability of PIDs and the services that are built upon them….”
“Nature Communications encouraged rapid dissemination of results with the launch of Under Consideration in 2017. Today we take one more step by offering an integrated preprint deposition service to our authors as part of the submission process….
From today, our authors have the option to take advantage of In Review, a free preprint deposition service integrated with the submission process to our journal. The preprint of the author’s original submission will be posted (with a permanent DOI, under a CC-BY licence) on the multidisciplinary platform hosted by our partner Research Square at the same time as the submission is being considered by our editorial team….”