Re: [jats-list] Versions of an article

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Versions of an article
From: Kevin Hawkins <kevin.s.hawkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 17:12:55 -0400
We need to distinguish between DOIs created through a membership in CrossRef and other DOIs. Since many of us only use CrossRef for DOIs, we come to think of their rules as being the only rules.

The International DOI Foundation explicitly has no policy on whether you should assign a new DOI when the content has changed slightly:

On the other hand, CrossRef's publisher rules ( ) says:

12. CrossRef only registers DOIs for Definitive Works (or Versions of Record, if not formally published) but not for Duplicative Works, as defined in the CrossRef Glossary. This means that only original scholarly material, for which there is no actual DOI at the time of submission, and no expected duplication in future, is admissible for CrossRef DOI registration. CrossRef does not permit multiple DOIs to be assigned to certain closely related versions of a work, and hence does not support assignment of DOIs to Pre-prints or Post-prints of Definitive Works or to the Personal Version or a Self-archived Copy of a Definitive Work. For the same reasons, materials for which DOI duplication can be reasonably anticipated, such as an Authors Original Draft of a work being prepared for publication, are not admissible for CrossRef DOI registration.

However, it appears that if you use CrossMark metadata, you can create more than one DOI for the same published work as long as the proper CrossMark metadata is attached to each of those DOIs. That appears to be the mechanism used by F1000 Research.

None of this, of course, answers Alf's original question. :)


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