DataCite Metadata Schema 4.4

Released 30 Mar 2021

Documentation

DataCite Metadata Working Group. (2021). DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation of Research Data and Other Research Outputs. Version 4.4. DataCite e.V. https://doi.org/10.14454/3w3z-sa82

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On the occasion of the release of v4.4 of the DataCite Metadata Schema its Metadata Working Group has updated the mapping to Dublin Core. This replaces the mapping in the Appendix of the DataCite-MetadataKernel v2.1.

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Schema

DataCite Metadata Working Group. (2021). DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data and Other Research Outputs. Version 4.4. DataCite e.V. https://doi.org/10.14454/fxws-0523

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Changes

Addition of the new subproperty “classificationCode” in the Subject property.

Addition of new values to the resourceTypeGeneral property:

  • Book
  • BookChapter
  • ComputationalNotebook
  • ConferencePaper
  • ConferenceProceeding
  • Dissertation
  • Journal
  • JournalArticle
  • OutputsManagementPlan
  • PeerReview
  • Preprint
  • Report
  • Standard

Addition of a new relationType: “isPublishedIn” (indicates that A is published in B)

Addition of a new relatedItem property, with subproperties to contain specific details for containing publication information previously encoded in a description field with descriptionType=”SeriesInformation” (for example, to define the journal name, volume, and page number for an article resource). Subproperties:

  • relationType
  • relatedItemType
  • relatedItemIdentifier
  • relatedItemIdentifierType ○ creator
  • title
  • publicationYear
  • volume
  • issue
  • number
  • firstPage
  • lastPage
  • publisher
  • edition
  • contributor

Major Documentation changes:

  • The title of this document has changed to: DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation for Research Data and Other Research Outputs.
  • Following community feedback and suggestions, this version includes further clarification as regards the following contributorTypes: DataManager, DataCurator, ResearchGroup, and HostingInstitution.

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