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Why should more publishers come to PIDapalooza: connecting PIDs and Open Infrastructure to publisher workflows. Hindawi as a use case.

Auddino, Alessandra; MacCallum, Catriona J.

This session focuses on the research and work of Alessandra Auddino, an Open Science intern at Hindawi, and presents Hindawi as a publisher use case for implementing and integrating scholarly PIDs, open metadata and open infrastructure within a variety of different publishing workflows and services. Hindawi is a proponent of Open infrastructure and already one of the leading providers of high-quality open metadata. We want to guarantee that our publications are just as ‘FAIR’ as any other scholarly dataset and to demonstrate why every publisher should be doing the same. Not only will it make publishing more effective, more reliable and more open – and so better for science and society - but it’s good for business too. But we need your feedback and input on what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and what more we might do to make what we’re doing more relevant and useful to scholarly communication.

In particular, we will briefly present research about some new use cases of ROR in the internal workflows of different departments at Hindawi, from editorial and operations to marketing and finance – and show how potential benefits for one department can have knock on benefits for others and thus act to reinforce the value of implementing RoR. We think some of these user cases could help make a more powerful argument for RoR’s adoption and implementation by other publishers.

We have also been researching how different types of internal and external information about Hindawi can be usefully brought together and shared with others to provide a new user friendly service, initially in the creation of an MVP for an open journal dashboard. This has included research on the needs and requirements of potential funders (e.g. Coalition S) and institutes, as well as our authors. It has involved identifying, locating and gathering relevant data and metadata from a variety of internal and external sources (such as from Crossref’s API). These data are being developed into a set of more open and transparent metrics about Hindawi's publications and services that can potentially be presented as part of the dashboard, and which can be visualised through a user friendly and intuitive interface. Our aim is to make this publicly available for anyone to access and explore.

Ultimately we want to demonstrate that the adoption and implementation of PIDs, open metadata and Open Infrastructure can not only strengthen the services that a publisher provides and make them more competitive, but also foster the adoption of more community owned and community governed open scholarly infrastructure for the benefit of science and society.

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  • Paul Peters. 'An Open Approach to Developing Infrastructure for Open Science'. Hindawi (blog), 2017.

  • Ludo Waltman. 'Publications Should Be FAIR'. Leiden Matrics (blog), 2020.

  • Cousijn, Helena, Ginny Hendricks, and Alice Meadows. 'Why Openness Makes Research Infrastructure Resilient'. Learned Publishing 34, no. 1 (2021): 71–75.

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