News, Events, and Industry Updates for the Scholarly Publishing Community





It’s a Wrap! What Happened at XUG 2017

Last week, we hosted our 13th annual eXtyles User Group Meeting, affectionately known as XUG. More than 50 eXtyles users and partners, from first-time to longtime attendees, gathered at the Sheraton Commander in Harvard Square to discuss eXtyles, metadata, technology, and publishing in the 21st century. Read More


How eXtyles Helps Dustri-Verlag Boost Reference Accuracy: Tales from the Reference Lists of Trace Elements & Electrolytes


Whether you’re a publishing professional, a journal editor, a researcher, or a software developer, it’s great to see your work achieve its goals out in the world. So we at Inera were delighted when our customer Dustri-Verlag shared with us a letter to the editor of one of their journals, Trace Elements & Electrolytes, by Dr. Mathias Seifert of the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Dr. Seifert’s letter documents a thorough analysis of citation accuracy in TEERead More


Crossref Updates DOI Display Guidelines

In late September, Crossref announced an upcoming change to their DOI display guidelines. In short, the recommended format for displaying DOIs will be as follows: Read More


Inera and CrossRef Win Top Prize at the NEPCo Awards

We are delighted to announce that Inera, in collaboration with CrossRef, took first place at the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards on October 21 in Cambridge, MA. The NEPCo Awards highlighted achievements by two or more organizations working as partners, with at least one collaborator having a presence in New England. Inera's submission discussed its 14-year partnership with CrossRef, highlighting the creation of the CrossRef metadata schema, the integration of Inera's automated software testing and CrossRef's quality assurance procedures, and the adoption and expansion of the DOI standard throughout the scholarly publishing community. Congratulations to everyone at Inera and CrossRef for this honor! Read More


Inera and CrossRef Finalists for the NEPCo Awards 2014

Bookbuilders of Boston, a non-profit professional group that serves the needs of New Englanders working in the publishing industry, has announced that Inera, in collaboration with CrossRef, is one of ten finalists for the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards. The NEPCo Awards will highlight achievements by two or more organizations working as partners, with at least one collaborator having a presence in New England. NEPCo judges will select three winning collaboration projects after the ten finalists describe their projects live on stage in rapid-fire multimedia presentations. Read More


CrossRef linking improvement

CrossRef has implemented a fix that improves the results of eXtyles CrossRef linking of non-journal references. Previously CrossRef linking would sometimes return the DOI of a journal article that was later published as a book chapter, when the citation in the document is to the book chapter. This linking error would occur when only the journal article, and not the book chapter, had been deposited at CrossRef. It is now much less likely that eXtyles will insert a DOI link to a journal article for a non-journal reference that is substantially the same publication. Read More


eXtyles implements CrossRef retraction warnings

The CrossRef Linking and Reference Correction tools now provide a warning if a reference has a CrossMark record that indicates it has been “retracted,” “withdrawn,” or “removed.”  Read More


Inera releases the eXtyles Metadata Export and Upload modules

eXtyles Metadata Export and Upload Modules are now available for one-button metadata creation and deposit to PubMed and CrossRef. These modules, which appear in eXtyles as additional export filter options, convert eXtyled Word files (via NLM DTD XML) to either PubMed or CrossRef metadata XML. The resulting XML can be automatically uploaded to the respective site(s). For small to medium-sized publishers in particular, these modules provide an easy way to complete important parts of an online publication workflow. Read More




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