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Comment #00600 - CRediT taxonomy for @person-group-type - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 600
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Chris Maloney
2015-09-16 21:15:26

In our JATS-Con paper on data citations from last year (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK280240/?report=classic) was written (I forget by whom) with regards to the @person-group-type attribute, "The Standing Committee has indicated that they will revisit this issue in light of the CRediT- Contributor Role Taxonomy, which has just been published."

So, I'd like to follow up with that and make a couple of comments, also related to a previous comment by Amy Brand about adding the values to the @contrib-type attribute (http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/view_comment.php?comment_id=590).

* It would be nice, no matter what else happens, if the list of values for @contrib-type could be harmonized with those for @person-group-type.  Ideally it would be the same list.

* Ms. Brand mentions the issue of many-to-many relationships, and I do think that needs to be addressed. The easiest way would be to allow either attribute to contain multiple values, with some suitable delimiter.

* The CRediT taxonomy (http://credit.casrai.org/proposed-taxonomy/) uses spaces in its values. E.g "formal analysis". So, either JATS would have to move away from its convention (requirement?) to have token-like values for these types of attributes, or else some translation would need to be specified, like substituting hyphens for the spaces. The latter solution would allow spaces to be used for delimiters, if multiple values are allowed (so it could be specified as xsd:NMTOKENS type).

* I'd like to reiterate my idea for a centralized registry for enumerated attribute values, that I mentioned in the previous comment (http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/view_comment.php?comment_id=596). That could help solve the problem of harmonizing @contrib-type and @person-group-type, among other benefits.

Submitter Proposed Solution
Ms. B. Tommie Usdin
2017-08-30 13:13:49

The CRediT taxonomy is for assigning roles, and percentages of contribution to individuals. The element <person-group> is a grouping element to hold multiple people and/or collaborations, by definition a collection, a group. We do not accept the recommendation to enable use the CRediT taxonomy for <person-group>.