I am currently doing a bit of desk research about the use of different kinds of contributors in deposited metadata. Specifically, I am trying to find out how the frequently organizations are added as contributors.
The schema highlights they are possible:
I have been trying to find how often they occur in the wild, and some of the DOIs I thought of do not use this type of contributor, regrettably. Now my question is, does anybody have an idea on how to find these?
I am fairly familiar with the API and the docs, but I couldn’t find any information on filtering for this specifically. I thought of downloading the data dump and sorting through that info, but I’m trying to prevent using that amount of energy/bandwidth.
Hi @chartgerink ,
Thanks for your question. There is not an easy way to search by DOIs that include an organizational contributor. This would likely be the closest query: https://api.crossref.org/works?query.contributor=organization, if you were looking for a specific organization name (e.g., WHO = https://api.crossref.org/works?query.contributor=World+Health+Organization). But, that’s not what you asked.
Unfortunately, I think downloading the most-recent public data file and searching it for organizational contributors is your best bet.
This is what an organizational contributor will look like in the XML input:
<organization sequence="additional" contributor_role="author">World Health Organization</organization>
Let me know what you think,
Q: Do you know whether the underlying XML for your WHO query are organization tags instead of regulator contributor? I can’t discern based on the JSON:
My expectation would be that it isn’t deposited as an organization because those cannot contain the
I also checked out the torrent of the data dump and downloaded 1 of the split files (saving bandwidth ). I only get the JSON so can’t search on the XML tags, and I have not seen an example of the organization tag so am unsure how to find one!
I am interested in verifying whether anybody uses this tag at all and if so, identifying examples. Until yet, I have not found any examples based on the JSON, so the above question seems relevant.
EDIT: Maybe it is recognizable by the fact it has only
name instead of
given and `family?
Hi @chartgerink ,
Apologies for the very slow response!
The JSON output in your message:
is the result of the organization being registered as an organizational contributor, like this:
DOI 10.26719/2016.22.7.428 - http://email@example.com&format=unixsd&doi=10.26719%2F2016.22.7.428
<organization sequence="first" contributor_role="author">World Health Organization</organization>
OR, like this:
DOI 10.1007/BF01624625 - http://firstname.lastname@example.org&format=unixsd&doi=10.1007%2Fbf01624625
<organization contributor_role="author" sequence="first">World Health Organization</organization>
But, if the organization is registered as a person, the XML input will look like this:
DOI 10.15557/PiMR.2020.0025 - http://email@example.com&format=unixsd&doi=10.15557%2Fpimr.2020.0025
<person_name sequence="first" contributor_role="author">
<surname>World Health Organization</surname>
while the JSON output will look like this:
I hope that’s helpful.