Describing translations and crediting translators

We’re looking at how to represent translations and translators in the DataCite Metadata Schema.

Two additions are under consideration:

  • New relationType pair: IsTranslationOf / HasTranslation
  • New contributorType: Translator

The lack of a precise relationType for translations has been previously discussed on the PID Forum: DOIs for articles published in two languages/ translations

If your repository would make use of these additions, or if these are something you’d like to see when harvesting/consuming DataCite metadata, we’d love to hear from you.