On Thursday the 4th of February at 11 AM ET / 4 PM GMT Scholastica is hosting a free webinar with Crossref on ways to improve journal article discoverability during content registration. Click here to save your spot!

When it comes to improving journal article discovery, most publishers focus on indexing articles in scholarly databases and search engine optimization (both of which are key!), but there’s another even more fundamental area to consider — content registration.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration is one of the most important steps in academic journal publishing, not only to create persistent links to articles but also to expand their reach. Publishers that register content through Crossref, one of the most commonly used DOI registration agencies, gain access to an array of article discovery and citation insight benefits.

What are the latest tools and opportunities Crossref offers to improve and assess journal article discoverability? And how can journals take full advantage of them?

Join Scholastica and Crossref as we dig into these questions during “Harnessing the potential of Crossref content registration for journal discovery,” a free webinar on Thursday the 4th of February at 11 AM ET / 4 PM GMT. Click here to save your spot!

If you can’t make the webinar time, don’t worry! Everyone who registers will get a link to the recording.

Webinar discussion overview

The upcoming webinar will provide an overview of the role of content registration in article discovery and how making quality metadata deposits to Crossref can help greatly expand the reach and impacts of the articles you publish. We’ll then take a deep dive into the many powerful ways Crossref makes it easier for readers to find, cite, and link to the content its members register and Crossref’s latest tools for publishers.

Speakers from Scholastica and Crossref will cover:

  • How Crossref metadata is made available to major discovery services
  • A walkthrough of Crossref’s latest metadata health checking tools
  • Ways Crossref can help you see how your journal articles are being cited
  • Steps Crossref is taking to expand citation linking between scholarly objects

The webinar will also overview best practices for preparing rich Crossref metadata deposits to maximize article discovery and, for Scholastica users, ways our software can help. We’ll walk through how Scholastica partners with Crossref to offer journals using our Open Access publishing platform the ability to automate article DOI registration and metadata deposits via Crossref at the time of publication. And we’ll break down how Scholastica is providing metadata enhancement support to journals using our typesetting service to improve DOI linking within articles.

The webinar will include time for live Q&A with the speakers at the end as well as links to additional resources.

Register for the webinar

The “Harnessing the potential of Crossref content registration for journal discovery” webinar will be hosted live via Zoom, and all registrants will also receive a link to the full recording. So even if you can’t make the live event, be sure to have your spot! You can register for the webinar here.

We hope you’ll be able to join!