The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes, with recommended use instructions in the documentation.
All DataCite Metadata Schema documentation is available on the schema website: https://schema.datacite.org/.
The latest minor version of the DataCite Metadata Schema is Schema 4.5, released on January 22, 2024.
Documentation for this version is hosted on Read the Docs: https://datacite-metadata-schema.readthedocs.io/en/4.5/.
Documentation and examples can be accessed from the schema website: https://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-4.5/
If you have an idea for a change to the DataCite Metadata Schema, let us know through this form:
You can provide input on suggested changes in community discussions. Schema change ideas are tracked on the DataCite Metadata Schema Trello board. Follow the instructions on the card to participate.
Learn more about contributing to the DataCite Metadata schema.
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