NISO/NFAIS Supplemental Journal Articles Project

Business Working Group Charge

During the September 27, 2010 conference call, the NISO/NFAIS Supplemental Journal Articles Business Working Group agreed on the following working charge for their group. It was agreed that other points may be added as the process continues.

The Business Working Group (BWG) for the NISO-NFAIS Supplemental Materials Recommended Practices Group will address the semantic and policy issues related to delivering materials that are supplemental to scholarly journal articles. These include the following:

  • Definition of Supplemental Materials, structurally and functionally
  • Definition of related terms, such as datasets, citation, and article
  • Recommendations for referencing and linking to and from supplemental material and for providing context
  • Consideration of the location(s) of Supplemental Materials
  • Recommendations around metadata, persistent identifiers, and citations (do not focus on the DOI as the sole persistent identifier).
  • Recommendations for peer review, production, and curation
  • Consideration of how permissions might be handled
  • Recommended responsibilities for authors, editors, peer reviewers, publishers
  • Recommended roles for A&I services, libraries, repositories, and preservation organizations.
  • Recommendations for handling corrections (kept as an explicit, stand-alone item. May be folded into “curation” if deemed appropriate at a later date.

The BWG will work collaboratively with the Technical Working Group (TWG) in an iterative process to create a cohesive set of Recommended Practices.

Technical Working Group Charge

The following charge was approved by the technical working group (ballot closed November 2, 2010).

The Technical Working Group (TWG) for the NISO-NFAIS Supplemental Materials Recommended Practices Group will address the technical issues related to materials that are supplemental to scholarly journal articles. These include:

  • Recommendations for metadata, persistent identifiers, and granularity of markup needed to support practices recommended by the Business Working Group (BWG)
  • Recommendations to support linking mechanisms related to Supplemental Materials
  • Recommendations around archiving, preservation, and forward migration of various types of Supplemental Materials
  • Recommendations around packaging, exchange, and delivery of Supplemental Materials, taking into account variations in the location and hosting of those materials.
  • Recommendations around accessibility practices recommended by the BWG.

The TWG will work collaboratively with the BWG in an iterative process to create a cohesive set of Recommended Practices.