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Journal DRAFT Profile

Version: 0.1-DRAFT (09 May 2019)

Bioschemas profile, based on Biotea model, describing a Journal in Life Sciences. For markup purposes, we are keeping the schema:Periodical type so it will be easily recognized and parsed by search engines.


If you spot any errors or omissions with this type, please file an issue in our GitHub.


Contributors

The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Scholarly Publications group.

Group Leader(s)
Other team members

Schema.org hierarchy

This Profile fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:

Thing > CreativeWork > CreativeWorkSeries

Description

A Journal is a collection of publication issues, publication volumes or scholarly articles, or possibly, although no commonly, any mix from those mentioned.





Key to specification table

Schema.org properties where the Expected Types have been changed, or new (i.e., Bioschemas created) properties/types are green.

Schema.org properties/types are red.

Pending Schema.org properties/types are blue.

External (i.e., from 3rd party ontology) properties/types are black.


CD = Cardinality


Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary Example
Marginality: Minimum.
identifier URL
Schema:

The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.


Bioschemas:

We recommend to use a FAIR identifier.

ONE
issn Text
Schema:

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) that identifies this serial publication. You can repeat this property to identify different formats of, or the linking ISSN (ISSN-L) for, this serial publication.


Bioschemas:

We recommend to use here the form namespace:id. For instance, issn:2041-1480.

ONE
name Text
Schema:

The name of the item.


Bioschemas:

Title/name of the journal.

ONE
Marginality: Recommended.
hasPart PublicationIssue
PublicationVolume
ScholarlyArticle
Schema:

Indicates an item or CreativeWork that is part of this item, or CreativeWork (in some sense). Inverse property: isPartOf.


Bioschemas:

A Journal has part a PublicationVolume or PublicationIssue or ScholaryArticle. We recommend to at least include the highest level ‘hasPart’, e.g., PublicationVolume. It is also possible, i.e., optional, to ‘hasPart’ to link as well directly to PublicationIssue and ScholarlyArticle, making it easier to find articles in this journal.

MANY
keywords Text
Schema:

Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.


ONE
license CreativeWork
URL
Schema:

A license document that applies to this content, typically indicated by URL.


ONE
publisher Organization
Person
Schema:

The publisher of the creative work.


MANY
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item.


ONE
Marginality: Optional.
about Thing
Schema:

The subject matter of the content. Inverse property: subjectOf.


Bioschemas:

Describes what this Journal is about.

MANY
alternateName Text
Schema:

An alias for the item.


MANY
editor Person
Schema:

Specifies the Person who edited the CreativeWork.


MANY
inLanguage Language
Text
Schema:

The language of the content or performance or used in an action. Please use one of the language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard. See also availableLanguage. Supersedes language.


MANY
isAccessibleForFree Boolean
Schema:

A flag to signal that the item, event, or place is accessible for free. Supersedes free.


ONE
publishingPrinciples CreativeWork
URL
Schema:

The publishingPrinciples property indicates (typically via URL) a document describing the editorial principles of an Organization (or individual e.g. a Person writing a blog) that relate to their activities as a publisher, e.g. ethics or diversity policies. When applied to a CreativeWork (e.g. NewsArticle) the principles are those of the party primarily responsible for the creation of the CreativeWork.

While such policies are most typically expressed in natural language, sometimes related information (e.g. indicating a funder) can be expressed using schema.org terminology.


ONE
sameAs URL
Schema:

URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item’s identity. E.g. the URL of the item’s Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.


MANY

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