The Journal of Cheminformatics is piloting use of the Citation Typing Ontology (CiTO) in its papers. Any author wishing to submit to the journal is free to participate in the pilot, but we encourage them first to read the launch Editorial by Egon Willighagen.
Author should follow the Submission Guidelines for the journal as normal. CiTO annotations should be added in the reference list (not as inline citations) in square brackets and in bold at the end of the full reference, e.g. [cito:extends]. Multiple CiTO annotations can be added by using a space between them, e.g. [cito:citesAsAuthority] [cito:usesMethodIn]. See the Editorial for examples.
When submitting their paper, authors should make sure to answer “yes” to the question “Are you submitting to a Thematic Series?” They should then select the Citation Typing Ontology (CiTO) Pilot from the list of available options. We initially encourage authors to use the below subset of CiTO types:
[cito:citesAsDataSource] (when you point the reader to a source of data which may explain a claim)
[cito:usesDataFrom] (when you reuse somehow (and elaborate on) the data in the cited entity)
In addition, there are specific annotations for letters, retraction and corrections to articles that authors can use:
However, authors are in principle also free to use any of the CiTO annotations available. For more information, see http://purl.org/spar/cito.
We are collating guidelines on how to add the annotations to the reference list when preparing your manuscript. These guidelines will be in development throughout the pilot phase, and we welcome feedback from authors on how to improve them: https://jcheminform.github.io/jcheminform-author-guidelines/cito
Articles participating in the pilot will be added below and will serve as examples to future authors on how to format their CiTO annotations.
If you have any questions, please contact the Editors-in-Chief or Editorial Office.