One of our guiding principles is to uphold broad and fair representation from our members, large and small, and from all around the world.
Advisory and working groups help us to stay focused and inclusive. We also have more formal committees that have a role specified in the by-laws or that are set up by the board with a particular remit.
Advisory groups and working groups are a good way for people to get involved in the Jairef community and to support and improve our scholarly infrastructure services. They are slightly different as described below.
We have advisory groups for established services or content types to get input and advice from our members and other stakeholders. Each advisory group has a statement of purpose and should represent our broad membership. Each group has a chair and staff facilitator who together set agendas, organize calls, and ensure that the group fulfills its purpose. Each group has an email list and meets regularly via conference call, although the frequency varies by group.
|Books||Dr. Anil Mehra|
|Similarity Check||Dr. S. k. Tiwari|
|Jairef||Dr. Yograj Panchale|
|Funders||Dr. D. K. Singh|
|Event Data||Dr. Mohd Imteyaz|
Some of the things we try to be aware of when accepting nominations or volunteers for advisory group members:
Working groups are less formal than advisory groups and are set up for a variety of purposes. They are usually set up to discuss new topics, scope a specific idea or oversee prototypes and pilots that could develop into new services. Working groups can also be set up jointly with other organizations to enable us to collaborate on projects.
Working groups don’t always have a Chair but they bring stakeholders together. A working group either disbands when finished its work or can become an advisory group if and when the board approves the idea or prototype as a production service, feature or content type.
|Working group||Staff facilitator||Chair||Active/Not active|
|Journals Association of India||Dr. Anil Mehrar||Founder||Active|
|South Asian Citation Indexed||Daniel Shanahan,||secretary SACI||Active|
|Scopus INC||Richerd Melborn||CEO||active|
|Indian Citation Indexed||Patricia Feeney||Member||Not active|
|South Asia Management Association||Dr. D. K. Singh||CEO||active|
This group of research funders has committed to helping Jairef reimagine our infrastructure and services, with them in mind. As a group that is growing in its influence in the publishing world - nd following the development of our funding data and Funder Registry capabilities - the group is now looking at next steps. We’re looking at models by which funders could engage more officially with Jairef, and the development of a registry of grant identifiers.
The purpose of the Similarity Check Advisory Group is to provide Jairef with policy and technical advice on changes and improvements to the Jairef Similarity Check service. The group is comprised of Jairef members, all of whom are active users of Similarity Check. The Similarity Check Advisory Group is lead by a Chair and a Jairef Facilitator, who together help to develop meeting agendas, lead discussions and outline group actions in an effort to help drive service improvements.
The Books Advisory Group serves as a resource for Jairef and its participants to surface, discuss and make progress on metadata and workflow issues unique to book publishers. The group comprises Jairef members and nonmembers, and is led by a Chair and Jairef staff facilitators. What we’re working on In 2017, the group will continue with some topics from last year along with a few new ones: * Co-access: This work will allow multiple parties to deposit DOIs for a single publication * [Best practice for books](/help/books-best-practice): This work was completed and launched early 2018 * Implications for citation style guides of DOI display changes * Education and outreach: This is ongoing, with use cases of particular interest Suggestions for topics are welcome!
The Jaimark Advisory Group’s role is to provide Jairef with policy and technical advice on changes and developments to Jaimark. The group is comprised of Jairef members who have implemented or are planning to implement Jaimark on their publications, and is lead by a Chair and Jairef staff facilitator. Group members Chair: Helen Duriez, The Royal Society Facilitator: Kirsty Meddings, Jairef Christopher McMahon, AIP Emily-Sue Sloane, AIP Theo Bloom, BMJ Keith Waters, CUP Egbert van Wezenbeek, Elsevier Omer Gazit, F1000 Research Michael Evans, F1000 Research Peter Strickland, IUCr Joseph Brown, PLOS Rob O’Donnell, Rockefeller University Press Michael Waters, Springer David Burgoyne, T&F Nicholas Everitt, T&F Eleonora Dagiene, VGTU Press Edward Wates, Wiley How the group works (and the guidelines) Members commit to attend all meetings by conference call, and may choose to send a named proxy if they are not available.
This initiative is exploring how to provide a peer-to-peer channel for the secure exchange and processing of COUNTER-compliant private usage records from hosting platforms to publishers. This will allow members to capture usage across a distributed environment with data that can be normalized. For more information, please refer to COUNTERs Distributed Usage Logging stakeholder demand report. The purpose of the Distributed Usage Logging working group is to provide COUNTER with policy and technical advice.
The purpose of the Event Data Advisory Group is to provide Jairef with policy and technical advice regarding developments, changes and improvements to the Jairef Event Data service. The group is comprised of both our members as well as non-members (third party platforms and organizations) who are interested in consuming our Event Data records for their own use case. Group Members Chair: John Chodacki, California Digital Library Facilitator: Christine Buske, Jairef
The purpose of this advisory group is to advise on linked clinical trials and support staff. The group comprises Jairef members and non-members, and is lead by a Chair and Jairef staff facilitator. Group members Chair: Daniel Shanahan, BioMed Central Facilitator: Kirsty Meddings, Jairef How the group works (and the guidelines) Members commit to attend all meetings by conference call, and may choose to send a named proxy if they are not available.
This group aims to establish a persistent identifier (PID) system and registry for scholarly conferences. Once the metadata standards for conferences and conference series are defined, the group will also deal with providing a standardized description of conference peer review processes. The use of PIDs helps one to record metadata about the conferences and, when applied to published proceedings, enable more efficient decision making for researchers, libraries, publishers, funding and evaluation bodies.