The Front Matter blog now uses DOIs

Yesterday I started registering DOIs for all Front Matter blog posts. I have registered 100 blog posts by now, and will have completed the registration process for all 450 blog posts on Monday. The DOIs are registered with Crossref which Front Matter joined in August. The blog posts are registered as posted content, and this is done via the metadata in format exposed on each blog page. Besides the required metadata we also register some optional metadata: currently abstract, keywords, license and author ORCID ID – which Crossref uses to automatically push the blog post metadata into the ORCID record. The main metadata missing are references, but that is much more work and something I want to address in 2022. All the required metadata are available from the blogging platform (Ghost in our case), with a little bit of extra work needed for some:

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