Crossref Services"Pink Petals Publications as Official Sponsor of Crossref"
“Pink Petals Publications is a sponsoring member of CrossRef” and offers following services;
• CrossRef DOI – Facilitate content registration with Crossref on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
• Reference Linking – Reference linking enables researchers to follow a link from the reference list to other full-text documents, helping them to make connections and discover new things
• Similarity Check – Plagiarism check through iThenticate screening
• Crossmark – Crossmark gives readers quick and easy access to the current status of a piece of content. With one click, you can see if content has been updated, corrected or retracted and access valuable additional metadata provided by the publisher
• Cited-by – Cited-by gives our members full access to citations, helping them to build a picture of how research has been received by the community.
How Sponsor Supports Publishers?
Some small organizations who want to register metadata for their research and participate in Crossref but are not able to join directly due to financial, administrative, or technical barriers. We have now become the primary route to membership for emerging markets and small or academic-adjacent publishing operations.
Pink Petals Publications work closely with Crossref in order to provide administrative, billing, technical, and—if applicable—language support, to the members they work with. We have an agreement with Crossref as well as with every member they represent, and we submit an annual report to Crossref detailing our outreach and training activities. The members registered by us are full members of Crossref and may vote in (or stand as a candidate for) our board elections.
Importance of Metadata
Citations are the backbone of scholarly communication, allowing researchers to point to the evidence for their assertions, and to provide credit to the originators of ideas. As content has moved online, researchers have grown to expect to be able to simply click on citations and follow links to the cited content online. If these citations broke at the same rate and in the same way as normal web links, it would only be a matter of years before the system started to crumble. It would also mean that links to research outputs would break and adversely affect everyone.
To solve this problem, we built a common infrastructure that can be used by all. It allows citation linking using Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) between research produced by different organizations (without the need for individual agreements between them). This ensures that citation links are persistent – that they work over long periods of time. However, there is no purely technical solution to the problem of broken links on the web; Crossref members have to keep these links updated, along with rich metadata that everyone in the scholarly ecosystem relies on.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically. DOIs makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, assess and make scholarly communications better.
CrossRef is a DOI registration agency that offers different services to its members.
“Reference linking enables researchers to follow a link from the reference list to other full-text documents, helping them to make connections and discover new things”.
To link references, you don’t need to be a Crossref member. Reference linking means including Crossref DOIs (displayed as URLs) when you create your citation list. This enables researchers to follow a link from a reference list to other full-text documents, helping them to make connections and discover new things. And because it’s a DOI rather than just a link, it will remain persistent.
Soleimani N, Mohabati Mobarez A, Farhangi B. Cloning, expression and purification flagellar sheath adhesion of Helicobacter pylori in Escherichia coli host as a vaccination target. Clin Exp Vaccine Res. 2016 Jan;5(1):19-25.
Display the DOI link:
Soleimani N, Mohabati Mobarez A, Farhangi B. Cloning, expression and purification flagellar sheath adhesion of Helicobacter pylori in Escherichia coli host as a vaccination target. Clin Exp Vaccine Res. 2016 Jan;5(1):19-25. https://doi.org/10.7774/cevr.2016.5.1.19.
“The Crossmark button gives readers quick and easy access to the current status of an item of content, including any corrections, retractions, or updates to that record”.
Research doesn’t stand still: even after publication, articles can be updated with supplementary data or corrections. It’s important to know if the content being cited has been updated, corrected, or retracted – and that’s the assurance that publishers can offer readers by using Crossmark. It’s a standardized button, consistent across platforms, revealing the status of an item of content, and can display any additional metadata the member chooses. Crucially, the Crossmark button can also be embedded in PDFs, which means that members have a way of alerting readers to changes months or even years after it’s been downloaded.
With one click, you can see if content has been updated, corrected, or retracted, and access valuable additional metadata provided by the member, such as key publication dates (submission, revision, acceptance), authors’ ORCID iDs, content type, plagiarism screening status, and information about funding, license, peer review, and location of research data.
Additional Crossmark metadata is entirely optional, and determined by the member. We are not setting any particular guidelines for types of additional record metadata, although we expect that guidelines and best practices may emerge from within communities of interest or within disciplines. Learn more about the retraction guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
For the purposes of Crossmark, there are two categories of updates: minor and major changes.
Minor changes include correcting formatting and spelling. There are no substantive changes you would need to alert the reader to, so the Crossmark status is current. If changes don’t affect the crediting or interpretation of the work, the Crossmark status remains as it is. This also applies to article versioning – if the changes between versions of a work don’t reflect major changes in the content of the paper, keep the Crossmark status as current.
Major changes affect the Crossmark status of the work, as Crossmark is geared towards letting readers know about significant changes to the published literature. Substantial changes, such as the retraction of an article due to an error, or the addition or removal of an author, should be reflected in a work’s Crossmark status. It is good practice to publish a notice of correction or retraction (with its own DOI) and not put it behind access control. This allows readers to follow the link in the Crossmark button and find further details about the update.
“A service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate—Similarity Check provides editors with a user-friendly tool to help detect plagiarism”.
For editorial originality, Similarity Check helps editors compare the text of submitted papers for similarity. Similarity Check is a service for editors who want an extra check. The service helps our members to actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism by providing their editorial teams with access to Turnitin’s powerful text comparison tool, iThenticate.
While there are several plagiarism screening tools available, Similarity Check participants enjoy cost-effective use of iThenticate because they contribute their own published content into Turnitin’s database of full-text literature. This means that as the number of participants grows, so too does the size of the database powering the service. More content in the database means greater peace of mind for editors looking to determine a manuscript’s originality.
Turnitin also provides our members with access to additional features in iThenticate, such as enhanced text-matches within the document viewer. And with access to Turnitin’s dedicated Similarity Check support team, our members always have a direct line to Turnitin in order to discuss any technical or billing queries.
In return for a reduced fee for access to iThenticate, Similarity Check subscribers allow Turnitin to index their full catalogue of current and archival published content as this ensures the highest level of text-matching accuracy. This means that the service is only available to members who are actively publishing DOI-assigned content and including full-text URLs in their metadata which Turnitin can access.
Turnitin index members’ content directly via their Content Intake System. Their CIS accesses our metadata daily to collect the full-text content links provided by our members within their DOI deposit metadata. Turnitin follow these URLs and index the content found at each location.
On application to join the service, members must ensure they have full-text URLs present in the metadata of at least 90% of their registered articles (across all the member’s journal prefixes, as applicable). These URLs need to point directly to the full-text PDF, HTML or plain text content. Members must also ensure that these links are included in all future deposits too.
Please note that the metadata which members deposit with Crossref is available to be searched and retrieved by everyone, and this includes Similarity Check URLs. If your content is paywalled, please make sure that your Similarity Check URLs prompt an authentication step before allowing a user to access full-text content. You’ll need to ensure that your hosting provider has whitelisted Turnitin’s IP range to ensure the content is accessible for Turnitin to index.
Once members meet the eligibility criteria for Similarity Check, members will be provided with access to iThenticate. Using iThenticate, members will be able to upload their own manuscripts to compare against the full corpus of published academic and general web content in Turnitin’s database. iThenticate provides a similarity score and a highlighted set of matches to similar text. Editors can then further review matches in order to make their own decision regarding a manuscript’s originality.
“Cited-by gives our members full access to citations, helping them to build a picture of how research has been received by the community”.
Scholars use citations to critique and build on existing research, acknowledging the contributions of others. Members can include references in their metadata deposits which Crossref uses to create links between works that cite each other. The number of citations each work receives is visible to anyone through our public APIs. Through our Cited-by service, members who deposit references for their content can retrieve and display itemized lists of works that cite their own.
Members who use this service are helping readers to:
1. easily navigate to related research,
2. see how the work has been received by the wider community, and
3. explore how ideas evolve over time by highlighting connections between works.
Pink Petals Publications provide all the above mentioned Crossref Services at an affordable cost. If interested please contact;
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