Introducing Meta Metadata

In the context of scholarly journal publishing, we typically think of manuscript Metadata as “title,” “authors,” “citations,” and other text elements that are descriptive, but also reproduced in the body of the manuscript. The most common use of Metadata is for manuscript discovery.

New ORCID Metrics

ORCIDs are growing in EM! This year, the number of EM journals allowing authors to login with ORCID credentials rose to over 2,500. It only takes one click to simplify author sign in, and capture authenticated ORCID information in the process.

Funders & Integrations

The latest very useful STM Report cites more than $1.6 trillion spent each year by research funders. Since funders use journal output to evaluate the outcomes of their investments, they are urging publishers to collect more, granular, and structured manuscript data. Funders are also pushing for more (open) access to manuscripts and underlying data.