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CRediT Springs Forward

A round up of contributor roles related news from across the ecosystem

This Spring, CRediT hits its stride, with several milestone events announced.

First, we are delighted to announce that CRediT is honored to be recognized with the Council for Science Editors’ Meritorious Achievement Award. The presentation took  place at this year’s Annual Meeting, and past awardees include some important initiatives and distinguished company.

CRediT + ORCID: Together, at last!

CRediT is now officially supported in the ORCID API 3.0, with the ‘launch’ of the Contributor Roles Taxonomy alongside existing contributor roles.  

With the addition of these 14 contributor roles, research contributors—who may play multiple roles in a single published work—can now have all facets of their work recognized. ORCID members can now add this data, enabling the information to be filtered to other systems that read ORCID data via the API or the public data file, thus creating greater transparency and recognition. 

CRediT roles will be visible in the UI in the same way existing roles are, based on the user’s visibility preferences. As part of our ongoing work, we are continuing to look at ways we can allow users to include co-author and contributor data when adding research outputs to their ORCID record manually.

The ORCID API 3.0 now supports our existing list of contributor roles and CRediT roles, meaning that members can start using CRediT without having to upgrade to a newer API version. However, you will need to update your existing integration to begin leveraging CRediT. 

Publishers can use Rescognito to manage CRediT outside of traditional publishing workflow

Rescognito allows researchers to claim CRediT using the DOI for their manuscript (just add the DOI to the end of the Rescognito URL. e.g., https://rescognito.com/10.5281/zenodo.3899865… ). Following ORCID’s announcement of the addition of CRediT to records, Rescognito will implement functionality to push these CRediT recognitions to ORCID with the user’s permission. This is an option in addition to existing integrations with several Manuscript Submission and Peer Review systems, allowing for the management of CRediT upstream in publishing workflow. Stay tuned for more details as they develop!

New adopters!

ASHA: American Speech-Language Hearing Association recently announced their adoption of CRediT in a community blog post, which also spotlighted other Literatum journals and publishers who are capturing and displaying contributor roles. 

If your journal or portfolio has adopted CRediT, and implemented role collection in workflow, we want to know. Please populate this spreadsheet or email nisohq@niso.org, so that we can add you to the list of adopters on our website.

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