August 2022 newsletter



In this edition, we’re inviting everyone in the community to our Annual Meeting and Board election (#CRLIVE22); Martyn is looking for feedback on recommendations to improve the quality of metadata for preprints; Kora summarizes our recent community call that focused on the Research Nexus;  Amanda is looking for beta testers of ROR’s new advanced search; Isaac explains how we improve the scholarly record by reviewing reports of metadata inaccuracies; and Ginny explains our strategy for staff travel and events going forward.

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback.

Save the date for Crossref LIVE22

Don't miss our annual meeting on 26th October. This year we will eschew the typical webinar experience in favor of something more engaging! You'll still hear the results of our board election as well as strategic updates from our leadership team, and you will also interact with colleagues globally. We will highlight community stories of building the research nexus together – you can submit an abstract to share your insights about enriching metadata.

Register today

Share your thoughts on preprint metadata

Our Preprint Advisory Group was assembled last year to support Crossref to collect and improve the quality of metadata for preprints. We invite your feedback on these before we start on implementation later this year. We appreciate all comments on this initial set of recommendations by the end of September 2022.

Join the discussion

Seeing your place in the Research Nexus

The Research Nexus vision was the focus of our mid-year community call in June. It connects the strands of the scholarly record, making it available to examine and learn from for all. We explored its building blocks and practical implementation steps. Kora summarised the presentations and discussions we had during the meeting in a blog. 

Catch-up on our latest community call

ROR calls for beta testers of its new advanced search

ROR, the Research Organization Registry, has developed some new advanced search capabilities for its API from community feedback. Learn more about the powerful new parameter 'query.advanced'.

Please give feedback on the ROR Roadmap discussion board.

Flies in your metadata (ointment)

Our members' metadata is openly available via our APIs so that all members, research tools, and services can incorporate it into their software and services. We work to improve the scholarly record by reviewing reports of metadata inaccuracies and connecting users with our members to correct those. This empowers our community to maintain a robust scholarly records ecosystem 

Check Isaac's top tips

Rethinking staff travel, meetings, and events

Our staff and board decided to take a different approach to travel and meetings, considering the environment, inclusion, and work/life balance. Crossref aims to combine meaningful conversations with informational activities and learn more about trends in selected countries. We hope to learn more about our members' challenges, local publishing norms, barriers to participation in Crossref, and understand and help to adapt government policies. 

Read more about our engagement strategy

You’ll find us online at...

Sept 14-16


Sept 14-16 

ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards 2022

Sept 20-22 

OASPA Online Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

Sept 22 

DataCite Member Meeting 2022

Oct 17-21 

Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

Oct 26 

Crossref Annual Meeting & Board Election #CRLIVE22

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