Talk:WikiJournal User Group

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On smartphones, the banners are hard to tap/click on, especially the Preprint one. I have difficulty changing the banners' format. George Ho (discusscontribs) 12:31, 29 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@George Ho: Sorry for mising this earlier! Do you know if you were using the 'mobile view' or 'desktop view' on your smartphone? I've tried to make the tabs re-flow into a grid when on a mobie device, bit I think it only works in 'mobile view'. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 02:06, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Shafee: Using 'mobile view' on Android, the Preprint banner is hard to tap, yet I can access that journal via tapping the icon on the left of the banner. Others are still clickable, yet larger text is annoying on mobile view. --George Ho (discusscontribs) 06:27, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@George Ho: Aha, now I see it. Thanks. I was looking at the top banner in grey rather than the list of journals. I'm also getting some of the text overlapping too. I'll aim to fix it up next week. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 23:13, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reference deposits[edit source]

Hi all! I was taking a look at the WikiJournal User Group participation report over on Crossref's site. This is a useful tool for exploring how rich the metadata that WJUG submits to Crossref along with its DOIs is. It looks like there's lots of room for improvement, some of which would be fairly straightforward to accomplish: the License URLs category, for instance, measures how many articles' metadata include a link to the license under which the papers are distributed (either CC-BY 4.0 or CC-BY-SA 4.0 typically, right?).

What I wanted to look at right now was the References category, in which WJUG is currently scoring 0%. What this means is that none of the 87 articles registered for DOIs by WJUG with Crossref include the references as part of their metadata. This matters for a few reasons. First, reference linking (i.e., including DOIs in references) is required by Crossref's terms of service, and reference depositing (i.e., submitting metadata with references) is strongly encouraged. Second, the inclusion of references in metadata is how Crossref tracks citations. When you see a journal article's "What Cites This" page, you'll often see a few numbers, frequently a Crossref citation count, a Web of Science citation count, and a Google Scholar citation count. On these pages, you are often able to view which articles are specifically citing the article in question too, and in some cases, publishers may preemptively set up modules that autodisplay the citing articles alongside the article itself.

This brings up the third reason to begin depositing references: not only is it good practice for good metadata management's sake itself, but it also has the capability to improve visibility for WikiJournal articles. Consider the WJS article "Beak and feather disease virus: biology and resultant disease"; its first reference is the 1907 article "Parrakeets Moulting". If you visit the Taylor & Francis page for "Parrakeets Moulting", however, you can see in the righthand "Related research" module in the "Cited by" tab that no articles cite this paper. Because references for WJUG articles haven't yet been deposited with Crossref, there's no way to link "Beak and feather disease virus" and "Parrakeets Moulting"; if references were deposited for this paper, then the WJS article would eventually appear as a citing article on the "Parrakeets Moulting" page. Thus, reference linking offers readers of the cited article another connection to the citing WikiJournal article, increasing the visibility of WJUG outputs.

One final reason to consider depositing references is that doing so will grant WJUG eligibility for Crossref's Cited-by service, which is essentially the tool that allows WJUG the ability to see what research is citing WikiJournal articles. Right now, WJUG can access the number of citations for each of its journals' articles through Crossref (WJM, WJS, and WJH) but can't actually see what those citing articles are. Depositing references will grant eligibility for Cited-by which WJUG can opt to enroll in (free!) and access said lists of citing materials for WikiJournal articles.

If depositing references is of interest, the good news is that Crossref has made it pretty easy! References can be deposited manually via the Simple Text Query tool on Crossref's site. All one needs to do is copy the list of references from a WikiJournal article and paste it into the tool. (Note that for some articles, this will be easy; "Beak and feather disease virus: biology and resultant disease" has a unified reference list, but other articles like "Themes in Maya Angelou's autobiographies" have references split between a footnotes and a cited by list and may need to be manually trimmed to remove the repeated "[Author], [date], p. XX" footnotes when submitting.) Simple Text Query then parses the list and connects materials based on their DOIs. Once this is done, the depositor clicks Deposit, enters their email, the Parent DOI (i.e., the DOI of the article for which references are being deposited), and their Crossref depositor credentials.

I have been manually going through all articles in all three journals to make sure that all of them have relevant DOIs included in their references. I have completed WJS, am almost done with WJH, and will then start on WJM. Once this is done, I would be happy to either guide someone interested through beginning to deposit references or take over the project myself, at least to work through the 87-article backlog of existing papers. (If someone with depositor access wants to try making a reference deposit, "Beak and feather disease virus" is in good shape and its reflist is ready to be deposited.) In either case, please let me know if this is something WJUG would be interested in pursuing and how I can help. Please let me know if you have any questions. Kindly —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 01:02, 19 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay, all WJH articles now include all available DOIs. WJM is left to do. —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 20:23, 19 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Colin for the very informative post and your great work on adding DOIs. I will bring this up at our next monthly meeting. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:31, 20 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great points raised! I've added a step-wise summary process here and we're looking at organising going through and uploading the back-catalogue. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:50, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Evolution and evolvability! I'm glad to hear it's of interest. I'm still working through adding DOIs to all references in WJM but I'll try to finish that by the end of the month so all articles in all three journals are ready to be deposited. Let me know if you have any other questions! —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 05:18, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WJM is now complete, so all existing articles are ready to have their references uploaded should you choose to do so. Thanks! —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 00:44, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh neat, I see references have already been deposited for "Parenting stress" and it's already showing up in the cited articles' Cited By lists (e.g., here). Thanks for doing this! —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 01:44, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]