The integrity of the scholarly record is an essential aspect of research integrity. Every strategic initiative and additional service that we has launched since our founding has been focused on documenting and clarifying the scholarly record in an open, machine-actionable and scalable form. All of this has been done to make it easier for the community to assess the trustworthiness of scholarly outputs. Now that the scholarly record itself has evolved beyond the published outputs at the end of the research process – to include both the elements of that process and its aftermath – preserving its integrity poses new challenges that we strive to meet. We are reaching out to the community to help inform these efforts.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.crossref.org/blog/what-is-our-role-in-preserving-the-integrity-of-the-scholarly-record/