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Comment #00535 - Linking attributes for element 'pub-id' - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 535
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Jeffrey Beck
2014-09-11 05:31:05

This comment is submitted by Jeffrey Beck on behalf of the Force11 Data Citation Implementation Group (https://www.force11.org/datacitationimplementation).

The current JATS reference models ('mixed-citation' and 'element-citation') allow a unique global identifier such as a DOI, ARC, or Handle to be tagged using the element 'pub-id'. But many publishers are tagging the DOIs in their reference lists using the element 'ext-link' because they want the identifier to be a live link and the element 'pub-id' does not take linking attributes. It would be better if the DOIs were both tagged as 'pub-id' elements and linked.

Scope: Archiving, Publishing, Authoring


Submitter Proposed Solution

Add the might-link attributes to the element 'pub-id', so that a DOI or similar identifier can be made into a live link.

<pub-id="doi" xlink:href="http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.6070/H4WM1BBQ">



Jeffrey Beck
2014-10-21 14:31:44

The might-link attributes will be added to <pub-id>, so that a <pub-id> that is a DOI can carry the
linking attributes and be made into a live link. This is a use of <pub-id>, in which the <pub-id> is
an identifier as well as a link.