December 2022 newsletter


Hi there,

In this issue, you’ll meet our newly elected board members; Ed and Ginny share our thoughts and position on OSTP; Martyn brings you up to speed on what’s planned for preprint metadata, and Patrick shares his experience being involved in our first general-purpose open-source project.

Let me know if you have any questions!


Meet our newly elected board members

Every Crossref member gets one vote to have their say on who sits on our board. We rely on the board to provide strategic direction, financial oversight, and approval of new policies and services that are vital to our mission. We received 1638 votes this year. Congratulations to the following organizations and their representatives elected to the board for three-year terms beginning in March 2023.  

Read their statements

Meeting OSTP (and Open Science) guidance using open infrastructure

The United States Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo (a.k.a. the “Nelson memo”) on ensuring free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research. Ed and Ginny discuss how this can be achieved with the use of open and global identifiers (DOI, ORCID, ROR) connected to the scholarly record and retrievable by anyone. The Nelson memo, and a number of analogous transparency policies across the world, align closely with our mission to capture and maintain the scholarly record and our vision of the Research Nexus. Let’s collaborate more closely!

Learn more in our latest blog

Better preprint metadata through community participation

Crossref started to support preprints in our metadata schema in 2016. Now, at ~16,000 preprints registered monthly, we are revisiting the schema with our advisory group (AG) of preprint practitioners and in consultation with the wider Crossref community. Martyn lists next steps planned in this work and invites further feedback if you didn’t get your say. 

Read our plans for changing preprint metadata schema

Forming new relationships: Contributing to Open source

The JSON Forms open-source project is the first general-purpose open-source project that we’ve funded. We’ve enjoyed working with the developers community, generously contributing new solutions. Collaborating and contributing in this way to the broader open-source community aligns with our POSI principles. This is our first time contributing extensively to a general-purpose tool that we'll find very useful and that is already gaining traction in the community. From now on, funding open-source software will become a standard part of our technology budget.

Learn more about this collaboration


SCOSS selects ROR as essential open infrastructure

Crossref #CRLIVE22 outputs

The Research Nexus vision for a more connected scholarly community

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