Authors roles associated to ScholarlyArticle in

07 Apr 2020

Hello everyone,

I have just joined the working group, sorry I have missed the virtual session.

I'm mostly interested in software metadata, but I have a research metadata question, that might be suited for this WG.

The CRediT taxonomy has addressed the question of author's roles in the scholarly ecosystem (see These role can be used in with the class ScholarlyArticle. I'm in search of examples for the usage of roles with on ScholarlyArticle or other research outputs.


In the last few weeks, we have been revising a proposal for software roles, which was introduced in:

Pierre Alliez, Roberto Di Cosmo, Benjamin Guedj, Alain Girault, Mohand-Said Hacid, Arnaud Legrand, Nicolas Rougier. Attributing and Referencing (Research) Software: Best Practices and Outlook From Inria. Computing in Science > Engineering, 22 (1), pp. 39-52, 2020, ISSN: 1558-366X. also available

We are trying to propose the addition of author's roles into the CodeMeta vocabulary, which is a subset of the classes SoftwareApplication and SoftwareSourceCode.

Here is the open issue:


Thank you all for your help in finding examples.

Kind regards,

Morane Gruenpeter

Software engineer and metadata specialist for
Software Heritage

  • Leyla Jael Castro's picture

    Author: Leyla Jael Castro

    Date: 16 Apr, 2020

    Hi Morane,
    I have not seen any usage of the author's roles on structured markup. Do
    you know of any journal that requires its use? If so, I would suggest
    having a look to their website to see whether they have any structured
    I would be interested in your findings.
    Kind regards,
    On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 11:04 PM moraneottilia via Research Metadata Schemas
    WG <***@***.***> wrote:

  • Morane Gruenpeter's picture

    Author: Morane Gruenpeter

    Date: 27 Apr, 2020

    Hello Leyla and all,
    I was just given a reference to the recommendations,
    where it is recommended to use roles:
    Personally I do not know of any journal requiring the usage of roles or
    Kind regards,
    Morane Ottilia GRUENPETER
    Software engineer and metadata specialist for
    Software Heritage
    @INRIA Paris
    office phone: 01 80 49 44 49
    personal website:
    On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 12:29 PM ljgarcia via Research Metadata Schemas WG <
    ***@***.***> wrote:

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