Announcing CrossRef membership and MELBA DOI


We are happy to announce that MELBA is now a member of CrossRef, and that all published articles at MELBA are referenced there. This is retro-active, and authors are not required to take any extra step.

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While the most visible consequence is that we are now issuing our own DOI numbers, it is also an important step toward free and open science, maintaining high-quality standards for referencing and archival of scientific works. This will facilitate the discovery and accurate citation for other researchers and cross-referencing with other publishers.

We are able to cover the additional costs associated with this change through grants and other funding, meaning that we maintain our low submission fee (USD 10) and publishing at MELBA does not cost anything to authors and readers alike.

More exciting developments are in the works, stay tuned!