Crossref’s Similarity Check service is used by our members to detect text overlap with previously published work that may indicate plagiarism of scholarly or professional works. Manuscripts can be checked against millions of publications from other participating Crossref members and general web content using the iThenticate text comparison software from Turnitin.
It’s me! Back in January I wrote, The one constant in Crossref’s 20 years has been change. This continues to be true, and the latest change is that I’m happy to say that I will be staying on as Executive Director of Crossref. At the recent Crossref board meeting, I rescinded my resignation and the board happily accepted this.
Please help us welcome new faces at Crossref! Martyn, Sara, Laura, and Mark joined us very recently and we are happy they’re with us. Both Martyn and Sara have joined the Product team and this has given us the chance to reorganize the team into the following groups: content registration, scholarly stewardship, scholarly impact, metadata retrieval, and UX/UI leadership. Laura joined the Finance and Operations team to help make the billing process simple for our members. Mark joins the Technology team and one of his projects will be improving the Event Data service.
It is exciting to already see the impact of your contributions and look forward to what’s to come!
2020 hasn’t been quite what any of us had imagined. The pandemic has meant big adjustments in terms of working; challenges for parents balancing childcare and professional lives; anxieties and tensions we never had before; the strain of potentially being away from co-workers, friends, and family for a prolonged period of time. Many have suffered job losses and around the world, many have sadly lost their lives to the virus.
For those disposing publishers who wish to transfer a journal title that has been acquired by another publisher, we have created a simple three-step process to transfer and confirm the ownership transfer of your journal.
Please note that the Transfer title tool will transfer the journal title and all existing DOIs published within that journal from the disposing publisher to the publisher acquiring ownership. If you do not wish to transfer all existing DOIs as part of your title transfer, please contact our Support team to assist with your title transfer.
Log in to Metadata Manager, and navigate to the Home page of the journal you’d like to transfer. From the journal’s Home page, click Action, and select Transfer title from the menu.
On the Transfer title screen, confirm the From and Destination details (using the publisher and DOI prefix boxes). When you’re ready, select Transfer to initiate the ownership change.
In addition to transferring the journal title, the Transfer title tool will transfer all existing DOIs affiliated with the journal from the disposing publisher to the acquiring publisher. Once the transfer is processed, we will use the technical contact we have on file to email the acquiring publisher to notify them of the transfer. It can take up to 24 hours for the title transfer to be reflected in Metadata Manager.