We assign DOIs to Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). Our stakeholders are genebanks, breeders, conservationists, researchers and policy makers worldwide. Many of them publish scientific results about those PGRFA in papers that get assigned a DOI.
With the release of Event Data by Crossref and DataCite, we have a fantastic way of locating publications and datasets citing our DOIs.
Given how most current publishing systems are designed, the citation of our DOIs can be passed to Crossref and DataCite, to be later fed into Event Data, only if listed among other bibliographic references. Unfortunately, we are experiencing significant resistance from editors and publishers because they are not used to such odd-looking references.
In some cases, e.g. Cambridge University Press, we got the work done after a reasonable amount of pushing (see https://doi.org/10.1017/s0960258518000211) but others were not so amenable.
Crossref and DataCite are doing a great work talking to editors and publishers and we push from the author’s side, but a lot still needs to be done.
What are your experiences? Are you being more successful? If yes, what are your arguments?