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> Date: Wed, 2
Feb 2000 12:21:17 -0500
> Susan Spilka
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> Journal Reference Linking Service Names Executive Director, Board
> Directors, New Members, and a Go Live? Timetable
York, N.Y. February 2, 2000.
> A group of leading
scientific and scholarly publishers today announced the
> appointment of
Ed Pentz as Executive Director of CrossRef, the
reference-linking service announced on November 16, 1999.
Pentz, who will be based in Burlington, Massachusetts, assumed his new
position on February 1.
> The reference links enabled by CrossRef
will be of great benefit to
> scientists. "I am looking forward to
moving ahead quickly to implement
> the service and to signing up more
publishers so that CrossRef can be a
> comprehensive source for linking
journal articles," said Mr. Pentz, who
> was previously Electronic
Business Development Manager at Academic Press.
> Mr. Pentz
explained that CrossRef will be operated under the aegis of a
not-for-profit organization jointly formed by the member publishers and
recently incorporated as Publishers International Linking Association,
Inc. (PILA). He also reported on the election of its Board of
> which includes Eric A. Swanson, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
> Bolman, Academic Press, Treasurer; Michael
Spinella, AAAS; Marc Brodsky,
> American Institute of Physics; John R.
White, Association for Computing
> Machinery; John Strange, Blackwell
Science; John Regazzi, Elsevier
> Science; Anthony Durniak, IEEE; Jeffrey
K. Smith, Kluwer Academic
> Publishers; Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Nature
Publishing Group; Martin
> Richardson, Oxford University Press; and
> According to Mr.
Pentz, Cambridge University Press, Marcel Dekker Inc.,
> the Royal Society
of Chemistry, Portland Press, the American Mathematical
> Society, and the
American Psychological Association have recently joined
> this innovative
initiative, bringing the current total to 22 member
Active discussions are underway with many more scientific and
primary journal publishers to further broaden this industry-wide
> CrossRef is scheduled to launch during the first
quarter of this year. Mr.
> Pentz said that the multi-step process will
begin next week when member
> publishers begin to submit information about
their journal articles to the
> CrossRef metadata database. In the
weeks and months that follow, live
> reference links will begin to appear
gradually, as member publishers use
> CrossRef to enable them to add
reference links in their journal articles
> to other publishers?
> CrossRef will operate behind-the-scenes by enabling
member publishers to
> add reference links to their online journals. Users
of the online journals
> will see, click on, and follow the links directly
to the content; there
> will be no visible CrossRef interface.
Publishers will control access to
> their content. CrossRef will be run
from a central facility operated by
> PILA, and will utilize the Digital
Object Identifier (DOI) to ensure
> permanent links.
the service is fully launched, more than three million articles
thousands of journals will be linked through CrossRef, and more
half a million more articles will be linked each year thereafter.
Such linking will enhance the efficiency of browsing and reading the
primary scientific and scholarly literature. It will enable readers
> gain access to logically related articles with one or two clicks ?
> objective widely accepted among researchers as a natural and
> part of scientific and scholarly publishing in the digital
age. For more
> information about CrossRef, visit http://www.crossref.org.