BMA House in London
Sessions (Murrell room):
Workshop E – Citation by Identifier
How can we best minimise laborious bibliographic tasks for authors by using persistent identifiers to automatically create citations in manuscripts?
Rather than require authors/journals to manually collect bibliographic details and format references, authors can cite persistent identifiers, while automated systems do the rest. While citation-by-identifier is now technically possible, it is not widespread in manuscript authoring and publishing workflows. What barriers stand in the way of wider adoption and what can we do about them? This workshop will explore how to leverage the rise of open bibliographic catalogues — such as Crossref and PubMed — to revolutionize the ease and accuracy of scholarly citation.
The only manual bibliographic step in the publication workflow, from authoring to production, is when an author chooses which work to cite.
a long lasting standardized reference to a citeable work
This is a sentence with 5 citations [ @doi:10.1038/nbt.3780; @pmid:29424689; @pmcid:PMC5938574; @arxiv:1407.3561; @url:https://greenelab.github.io/meta-review/ ].
This is a sentence with 5 citations [1,2,3,4,5].
|doi||DOI Content Negotation|
|pmcid||NCBI Literature Citation Exporter|
|raw||user must supply CSL JSON metadata|
Assignments at goo.gl/e86EiE
Vague or confusing instructions to authors
Lack of awareness of the whole persistent-identifier issue (more prevalent)
Lack of interest on the part of authors (less prevalent)
Inconsistency of requirements across journals/publishers
Historical works will not have persistent identifiers (backlog problem)
Journals: do not care what reference style article is submitted with as long as they contain include persistent IDs
PhD programs: mint DOIs for PhD theses and include ORCIDs for students.
Search engines: detect and resolve persistent IDs, such as shortDOIs.
Metadata repositories: allow easy ways to report incorrect metadata via a centralized system.
Organisations producing style guidelines: can encourage (or mandate) persistent identifiers in citations.