TIB Open Publishing

TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology’s open-access publishing platform – is a new service. Nevertheless, the first two published conference volumes have been able to benefit from various features of our service: All contributions have been released under CC BY 4.0 and the copyright remains with the authors. The published contributions are archived via the TIB’s long-term archiving system. For this purpose, we have developed a plugin that transfers metadata and files from OJS to Rosetta. We deliver the publications to the German National Library and they are referenced in the Verbundkatalog K10plus and can thus be found in the TIB Portal. We are fond of persistent identifiers and use ISSNs (online), Crossref DOIs, ORCIDs, and RORs for the publications. To enable the latter we developed a ROR Plugin for OJS. For some of the contributions, we are already able to provide full-text XML. In doing so, we converted template-compliant Word submissions to JATS XML within OJS. We then post-processed this JATS XML using the Texture Editor in OJS. Online representation of the XML is created using the LensGalleyBits plugin, which generates a dynamic HTML view. The protection of personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we have modified our OJS so that editors from one publication cannot search user data from another publication, even though both publications run on the same OJS instance. In the future we would like to be able to offer full-text XML also for LaTeX submissions and we would like to generate HTML and PDF directly from the XML files. Besides simplifying the workflow we also want to improve the layout of the output formats. Furthermore, we are aiming to improve the presentation and handling of conference publications with OJS and are in an exchange with PKP on this.


Open Preprint Systems

A “preprint” is a research paper that authors have chosen to make freely available online while still in draft form and through multiple versions, with the rise of preprints representing another element in the broader move toward open science.

Open Preprint Systems (OPS) is an open source preprint server for managing the posting of research papers. Authors, after registering with the system and being approved by the Preprint Manager, can share their research as preprints, whether as PDFs, or Word documents. The posted papers are then made freely available online to be downloaded and indexed by Google Scholar.

OPS Features

OPS is built using the same framework as Open Journal Systems (OJS) and so shares the majority of its code base. OPS can be downloaded, for free, by any interested party and installed on a local webserver. Capacities and features of the beta release including the following:

  • Responsive reader front-end with multiple options for content organization
  • Author-led rapid publication workflow
  • Online submission and management of all content
  • Customizable to suit your screening policies, with several options included
  • Integrated with scholarly publishing services such as Crossref and ORCiD
  • Locally installed and controlled
  • Community-led and supported
  • Built-in support for a wide array of features from the OJS and OMP ecosystem
  • Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with more languages to come



Plaudit: open endorsements by the academic community.

Plaudit is a simple, light-weight mechanism that allows an individual with an ORCID to endorse an object with a DOI.

Plaudit is based on the open infrastructure integrated with DOIs, Crossref Event Data and ORCIDs: nonprofit and community-driven.

Plaudit is independent of publisher platform.


What an ORCID iD Can Do For You

Original Article: https://sites.temple.edu/scholarlycommunication/2018/12/11/what-an-orcid-id-can-do-for-you/
The following is a guest post written by Maria Aghazarian, Digital Resources and Scholarly Communications Specialist at Swarthmore College Libraries.

Chances are you already maintain some kind of scholarly presence online, whether that’s on your personal website, Twitter, Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, or somewhere else. But individually maintaining these profiles takes a lot of time and energy that could be better spent in other ways.

ORCID is a multidisciplinary not-for-profit organization that provides persistent numeric identifiers that can streamline the way you present your research online. It takes just 30 seconds to register for an ORCID identifier. ORCID iDs can save you time, help you distinguish yourself in your field, and boost the visibility of your research. How does one number do all that?

By adding your ORCID iD to the systems you already use, you can authorize automatic updates to your ORCID profile, and use it as a way to link together your already existing profiles. There are 61 publishers and 22 funders that require ORCID iDs during the submission or application process. When the work is published/complete, these organizations will push updates to your ORCID profile with the details of the work, so you don’t have to.

Don’t want to spend a lot of time manually adding all your publications? ORCID has 12 different wizards designed to help you add works to your ORCID profile in just minutes. If you already maintain a Google Scholar profile, you can easily export your citations as a BibTeX file and import that file into ORCID, populating your profile in one easy step.

ORCID isn’t just for traditional peer-reviewed publications, though–use it to present all of your scholarship. With 39 supported work types, including encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, newspaper articles, websites, working papers, conference papers, conference posters, patents, artistic performances, lectures, software, you can represent the full range of your scholarship with your ORCID iD. To round out your profile, add membership and service for organizations as well as invited positions and distinctions.

Unlike your email, your affiliation, or even your name, your ORCID iD will never change. Your iD is persistent throughout your career, from student scholar to tenured professor, making it easier for others to discover and read your works. It’s reliable no matter how your name appears in publication. Your number is unique to you, and can be used to distinguish yourself from researchers with similar names. You can also add variations to your name to your profile (“also known as”) if you have published under several names or nicknames.

When your ORCID iD appears on an article you’ve published, it links back to your profile, presenting interested readers with a reliable representation of your scholarly work, no matter where they’re coming from. Since your iD will never change, it’s a stable URL, unlike a personal websites which could change location with site reorganization.

Once you have your iD, you can use ORCID to market yourself. Link your education, employment, grant funding, publications, and more, like an interactive component of your CV. You can also link out to other pages such as your website or your Google Scholar page. When someone is looking to learn more about you and your work, you can direct them to your profile. You can even add a link to your profile in your email signature, CV, grad school applications, or generate a QR code to include in conference posters and presentations.

ORCID uses OAuth which means that it can act as a single sign-on for many different systems — leaving you with one less password to remember and a way to connect these siloed profiles and accounts together.