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Comment #00765 - CRediT Role names - z39_96-2015.pdf (revision #1)

Comment 765
New (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, version 1.1 (Revision 1)
Comment Submitted by
Caroline Webber
2017-10-26 12:01:23

Having the CRediT Role names contain hyphens or n-dashes and ampersands is going to be problematic for us. We are hoping to import the CRediT Roles associated with authors into our system (using JATS XML) and export the CRediT roles going out of our system (using JATS XML). 

On import, because there are no numerical values or IDs associated with each CRediT role, we are pretty much forced to attempt a string match between the Role name stored in our database and the Role name being sent in the XML. This will not work if someone does not escaped the ampersand in "Review & Editing" properly, or sends the wrong type of dash in the XML. It will be flagged as a mismatch.

We cannot even use "begins with" because two of the terms begin with the same string "Writing", and the next characters are the problematic ones.

It would be most helpful to either add an ID to each CRediT role or change the names of them so they contain only letters and blanks, with no punctuation.

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