The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology (JCO), BirdsCaribbean’s peer-reviewed scientific journal, is dedicated to increasing the visibility of its publications to researchers, conservationists and other interested users. To advance this goal, the JCO recently enrolled at Crossref, a non-profit registration agency that issues digital object identifiers, abbreviated DOIs. A unique DOI will be applied to each article published in the JCO, which will facilitate its identification and detection during internet searches.
Dr. Stefan Gleissberg, JCO’s editor-in-chief overseeing the implementation, is excited about how this will affect the magazine and its Caribbean community:
“This is an important step for our efforts at JCO to increase visibility and raise the profile of our journal in academia. DOIs make it easier for readers, researchers, reviewers, and financial agencies to find JCO publications because of the enduring web link that these identifiers create. This will increase the impact of our authors’ research and help them better connect with the important work of other researchers. ”
The JCO has begun implementing these DOIs in its 35th volume that has just been launched, and over time will retroactively assign these identifiers to both recent links and articles. Other BirdsCaribbean publications and reports may also be issued to the DOI.
The JCO editorial team will host a roundtable this summer at the AOS / BC 2022 conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to discuss this and other recent developments in the journal. This will be a great opportunity to receive contributions from the ornithological community, so we hope you can join us!