Sciety product news 13/02/2024

2 months ago   •   1 min read

By Mark Williams

The latest in preprint innovations from sciety.org, the home of public preprint evaluation.

What's new?

  • 🚀 As part of supporting a wider pool of preprint servers, Sciety Labs (our site for data science experiments) is now able to link to OSF Preprints in the related articles section. We expect this functionality to be available in Sciety soon.

    Previously Sciety relied on preprint servers indexed by EuropePMC, who only index life sciences. This has also been Sciety's focus, but our mission is to champion preprint review and curation and we have found that our Sciety groups also review preprints beyond the life sciences. Related articles are also widely used to navigate the site, so it's important to expose all reviewed preprints where possible. We now ingest Crossref metadata for OSF Preprints, one of the OSF preprint servers (or providers). That Crossref metadata makes its way to OpenSearch, which we then query for the related article functionality. We can see the effect mostly for articles like 10.31234/osf.io/prx8w. There we will now see OSF Preprints in the related articles.
  • 🚀 We are able to display more articles from Cold Spring Harbour repositories.

🔭 What's next?

  • 🕵️ We will be look into ingesting other OSF preprint servers.
  • 🤝 It's our first Sciety groups networking event, this Thursday on 15th February, where communities who are evaluating and curating preprints come together to discuss what's important to them.

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