Annual Meeting Report

The Expanded Use of DOI and Content Citation Granularity

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CSE 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting MODERATOR: Nancy R Gough Publishing Consultant BioSeredipity, LLC Elkridge, Maryland SPEAKERS: Midori Baer Director Publishing Operations PLOS Washington, DC Stacy Konkiel Director Research Relations Almetrics & Dimensions, Digital Science Minneapolis, Minnesota Daniella Lowenberg Dryad Product Manager & Make Data Count Lead California Digital Library San Francisco, California REPORTER: Beverly Lindeen Senior Managing Editor Allen Press, Inc. Lawrence, Kansas It is pretty well known that DOIs (digital object identifiers) are used for articles that are published in an online format. However, they are also necessary for the various parts of an article, such as preprints, figures, tables, databases, data, methods, etc. Nancy Gough moderated this session looking at how DOIs for these items is used by publishers and indexing services. In her presentation entitled “Expanded Use of DOIs at PLOS,” Midori Baer, Director Publishing Operations at PLOS, reviewed the ways in which PLOS uses DOIs as part of their larger organizational mission of “empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.” The continuum of research is important, as is the abilityof the authors to tell the stories of their science. Research needs to be discoverable. Article assets (supplementary information and datasets, tables, figures, peer-review reports, etc.) are assigned DOIs and are registered as component DOIs with Crossref. A link to the DOI appears in both the html and PDF views of all the article assets. There are currently limitations. On the PLOS website, it would be beneficial to […]

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