Crossref has decided to change the HTTP redirect code used by our DOIs from
303 back to the more commonly used
302. Our implementation of 303 redirects back in 2010 was based on recommended best practice for supporting linked data identifiers. Unfortunately, very few other parties have adopted this practice.
Damian Pattinson – 2017 December 14
I was invited recently to present parliamentary evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on the subject of Research Integrity. For those not familiar with the arcane workings of the British Parliamentary system, a Select Committee is essentially the place where governments, and government bodies, are held to account. So it was refreshing to be invited to a hearing that wasn’t about Brexit.
The interest of the British Parliament in the integrity of scientific research confirms just how far science’s ongoing “reproducibility crisis” has reached. The fact that a large proportion of the published literature cannot be reproduced is clearly problematic, and this call to action from MPs is very welcome. And why would the government not be interested? At stake is the process of how new knowledge is created, and how reliable that purported knowledge is.
Geoffrey Bilder – 2017 January 17
Recently we announced that we were making some new recommendations in our DOI display guidelines. One of them was to use the secure HTTPS protocol to link Crossref DOIs, instead of the insecure HTTP.
Ginny Hendricks – 2015 September 25
The Taxonomies Interest Group would like to invite Crossref members to an informal drop-in at the Frankfurt Book Fair:
4-5pm on Wednesday 14th October at the TEMIS booth H76
Geoffrey Bilder – 2011 October 10
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thammond – 2010 July 19
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