The Crossref Curriculum

Manuscript submission systems

Metadata first takes shape with author manuscripts.

Discoverability starts here

Manuscript submission systems, and the authors who use them, start metadata on its long lifecycle. Publishers’ instructions to authors and author-created metadata (such as keywords) are first captured by manuscript submission systems.

Along with other publishing service organizations such as typesetters, submission systems are a kind of service provider, and are the first step in getting content registered, often by yet another kind of service provider, hosting platforms.

Beyond bibliographic

Learn about the importance of depositing different types of metadata.

We encourage the fullest metadata possible and recognize that manuscript submission systems are among those that make this possible!

Page owner: Laura J. Wilkinson   |   Last updated 2020-April-08