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DOI: Preprint -> Peer Reviewed -> Published article

Hi everyone!

I saw question at the Council of Science Editors’ mailing list discussion that also made me curious:

“Is there a website that I can review that shows journal how to link the doi from a preprint that is later peer reviewed and published in a journal? This topic was briefly touched on during the CSE webinar titled “The Expanded Use of DOI and Content Citation Granularity,” but I wondered if there is a process outlined somewhere on how to link these two doi numbers? Any thoughts? Thank you.”

Hi @BrunaErlandsson. Good question! I just answered a similar question over on the PKP forum. Here’s that thread: https://forum.pkp.sfu.ca/t/how-to-reconcile-prepub-dois-in-ops-and-published-dois-in-ojs/60832/4

Every new version of a preprint should be registered with a new DOI, since that version of the preprint should and will be cited differently than its precursor(s). And the preprint DOIs should not resolve to the final version of record of that article.

We do recommend that each of those versions be connected to the version of record, when it is registered, using the isPreprintOf and hasPreprint relations as documented here: https://www.crossref.org/education/content-registration/structural-metadata/#00044

And here’s an example of how that is reflected in the XML: https://www.crossref.org/education/content-registration/recommendations-by-content-type/posted-content-includes-preprints/#00092

My best,
Isaac

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That section of the XML - of an example of a journal article deposit that includes a relationship to posted content (preprint) looks like this, Bruna:

<publication_date>
   <year>2016</year>
</publication_date>
<!--relationship established with posted content (preprint) DOI-->
<program xmlns="https://www.crossref.org/relations.xsd">
   <related_item>
     <intra_work_relation relationship-type="hasPreprint" identifier-type="doi">10.50505/preprint_sample_doi_1</intra_work_relation>
   </related_item>
</program>
               <doi_data>
                   <doi>10.5555/preprint_sample_doi_vor</doi>
                   <resource>https://www.crossref.org/index.html</resource>
               </doi_data>

and the other way - of an example of a posted content (preprint) deposit containing a relationship to a VOR (published journal article) looks like this:

<!-- relationship established with VOR DOI (required when VOR is identified)-->
    <program xmlns="https://www.crossref.org/relations.xsd">
       <related_item>
          <intra_work_relation relationship-type="isPreprintOf" identifier-type="doi">10.5555/preprint_sample_doi_vor</intra_work_relation>
       </related_item>
     </program>
           <!--DOI and URL (required)-->
           <doi_data>
               <doi>10.50505/preprint_sample_doi_1</doi>
               <resource>https://www.crossref.org/index.html</resource>
           </doi_data>

Aw, quick reply! Cool, thanks!

Ok, I get that I can add the relationship as part of the metadata, with Metadata Manager this is very easy to do.

However, if I have an article published – with DOI; and it has on its metadata the data saying that it hasPreprintof - is there a way that a random reader could see it? Should I make it clear on the article PDF to inform this?

Hi Bruna,

Our colleagues at COPE recommend the following for publishers registering preprints:

Linking preprints to published articles is becoming as important as linking corrections to peer-reviewed
publications. While a standard has yet to be established, CrossRef currently accepts registration of preprints and provides services to allow persistent links over time.

As part of its Core Practices, COPE expects publishers to have clear policies on the copyright and license requirements that apply for publication in their journals. Such policies are increasingly important in the context of preprints.

Thus, we support the idea of clearly calling out the link between the preprint and the version of record on the article landing page and/or on the PDF.

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Thank you once again! Feels like you have an answer for every question:)

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Yay! That’s my goal, Bruna. Glad I could help.

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