The main topics of the article are the issue of increasing the visibility of scientific periodicals in the international information space and raising the number of References to them using cross-linking. Different CrossRef database tools and services, such as Metadata Manager BETA, Cited-by, the newly created registry of F unders to join Crossref as members are described. The importance of the Initiative for Open Citations program, whose main purpose is to increase access to citations of scientific publications, is demonstrated.
Peer review is an essential process for a scholarly publication. Unfortunately, this process is often misunderstood or improperly used, for example when authors are asked to supply a review of their proper work. In addition, the eternal problem of every journal editor or grant agency manager is to find experts for reviewing a particular publication or grant application.
Legal requirements for copyright issues for publishing scientific journals and placing of a digital copy of the publication and its on-line distribution are given. Copyright issues arising from the publication of a work on the Internet site of scientific publishers are analyzed. The article gives a brief overview of the problems of copyright in the placement and distribution of electronic publications and identifies issues that need to be addressed in the practice of publishing.
The issues of copyright protection arising at the stages of publication of works are analyzed: when creating a work; conclusion of an agreement between the author and the publisher; in the activities of editorial staff; in determining the copyright owner in the copyright symbol; conclusion of an agreement with the publishing house; distribution of works published. The problems of copyright protection when distributing a digital copy of published work are considered.