Rachael Lammey – 2016 November 02
We’re excited to say that we’ve finished the work on our infrastructure to allow members to register preprints. Want to know why we’re doing this? Jennifer Lin explains the rationale in detail in an earlier post, but in short we want to help make sure that:
Doing so will help fully integrate preprint publications into the formal scholarly record.
We’ve had to do some work on our own infrastructure to facilitate the inclusion of preprints, enabling:
Now we’re ready to go!
We have been working with various preprint publishers who are launching (or planning to launch) their own preprint initiatives.
Preprints.org is the first to successfully make preprints deposits using the dedicated schema. For example, this preprint https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.20944/preprints201608.0191.v1 is registered with Crossref. It is linked to a published journal article https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.3390/data1030014 both in the online display as well the preprint’s Crossref metadata record. Others are getting ready to go - will your organisation be next? (Technical documentation available here.)
Martyn Rittman, from Preprints, operated by MDPI said: Preprints.org is delighted to be the very first to integrate the Crossref schema for preprints. We believe it is an important step in allowing working papers and preliminary results to be fully citable as soon as they are available. It also makes it easy to link to the final peer-reviewed version, regardless of where it is published. Thanks to the hard work of Crossref and clear documentation, the schema was very simple to implement and has been applied retrospectively to all preprints at Preprints.org.
Jessica Polka, Director, ASAPbio adds: ASAPbio is a scientist-driven community initiative to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences. We’re thrilled to see Crossref’s development of a service that enables preprints to better contribute to the scholarly record. This infrastructure lays a necessary foundation for increasing acceptance of preprints as a valuable form of scientific communication among biologists.
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