The Scholarly Link Exchange (Scholix) RDA working group developed a specification for publishers and repositories to report data citations. Crossref, a DOI and metadata registration agency for publishers, has developed guidance for the publishing community to enable these organizations to leverage Scholix and report data citations indicated in journal articles. It is also important for repositories to properly index citations when registering metadata with DataCite.

A current issue in data citation practices is a lack of uptake by the journal publishing community. Before we can push for stronger adoption by researchers, we need to hold journal publishers accountable and ensure they implement the proper standards for submitting data citations to Crossref.

Publisher Standards

Repository Standards