Books advisory group

The Books Advisory Group serves as a resource for Crossref and its participants to surface, discuss and make progress on metadata and workflow issues unique to book publishers. The group is comprised of Crossref members (publishers) and nonmembers, and is lead by a Chair and Crossref staff facilitator.


Chair: Emily Ayubi, APA
Co-chair: Timothy McAdoo, APA
Facilitator: Jennifer Kemp, Crossref

  • Bill Kasdorf, Apex CoVantage
  • Jennifer Klein, Atypon
  • Nikos Markantonatos, Atypon
  • Joseph Runnacles, Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Lauren Danahy, Brill
  • Matt Hirst, CFA Institute
  • Kara Hite, CFA Institute
  • Melissa Kreitzer, Elsevier
  • Alistair Morrison, Elsevier
  • Karen Trip, Elsevier Science and Technology Books
  • John Sack, HighWire
  • Amrita Thakur, Highwire
  • Kathleen Keane, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Claire McCabe, Tamberino Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Frank Smith, JSTOR
  • Anna Pollack-Nelson, MIT Press
  • Eelco Ferwerda, OAPEN
  • Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers
  • Wendy Queen, Project Muse, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • James MacGregor, Public Knowledge Project
  • Ron Denton, Silver and Silicon Images
  • Martijn Roelandse, Springer Nature
  • Victor Tagore, Thesaurus Editora de Brasilia
  • Paige Mackay, Ubiquity Press
  • Tom Mowlam, Ubiquity Press
  • Erich van Rijn, University of California Press
  • Krista Coulson, University of Chicago Press
  • Aaron McCullough, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ayla Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Eleonora DagienÄ—, VGTU Press
  • Roberta Poderyte, VGTU Press
  • Paschal Ssemaganda, World Bank Publications

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 practices for books: The group is close to completing this work
* 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!

How the group works (and the guidelines)

The group meets quarterly and is comprised of a Crossref staff facilitator, a chair and number of publisher members and nonmembers (affiliates such as aggregators) who commit to regular attendance and participation. Guest attendance is welcome on a per-meeting basis.

Please contact Jennifer Kemp with any questions or to join the calls.

Last Updated: 2017 March 2 by Anna Tolwinska