If you’re ready to learn more, we have resources for you.
We will also soon be migrating and updating all content from support.crossref.org to this website so that it’s fully integrated and searchable. Here are some quick links in the meantime:
Please contact our technical support specialists and Shayn, Paul, or Isaac will answer your questions.
You’re a new member - now what? There’s a lot you can do with a Crossref membership. We’ll start with the basics. As a member, you commit to: Register your content with us When you register your content, you send us metadata and assign persistent identifiers to your content. Members are obligated to assign identifiers to current journal content (but we hope you’ll register all of your content). You can add back issues and non-journal content immediately, or gradually as you are able.
Here are answers to some general questions. If you don’t find answers here, visit our support center to open a ticket or review detailed technical documentation. General help Am I eligible for membership? How do I get a DOI for my paper? When (and how) do I pay for my DOIs? How do I find the DOI for a particular article? How do I handle title transfers? I’ve found a problem with your metadata - how do I get you to fix it?
Our dashboard gives an overview of our ever growing corpus of metadata. We also have some resources for evaluating your own metadata records: Resolution report Error report Depositor report Conflict report Schematron report General reports Resolution report Used for DOI resolution statistics Resolution reports are sent out via email at the beginning of each month and include statistics about DOI resolutions from the preceding month. The reports are sent by default to the business contact provided for your organization, but we can add or change the recipient(s) as needed.
Participation reports give—for the first time—a clear picture for anyone to see the metadata Crossref has. This is data that’s long been available via our Public REST API, now visualized. It’s an opportunity to evaluate and educate. See for yourself where the gaps are, and what our members could improve upon. Understand best practice through seeing what others are doing, and learn how to level-up. We’re looking for suggestions and feedback during this beta.
We will soon be migrating and updating all content from support.crossref.org to this website so that it’s fully integrated and searchable. Here are some quick links in the meantime. Registering content Updating metadata Retrieving metadata Schema and metadata Services documentation Open a support ticket Please contact our technical support specialists and Shayn, Paul, or Isaac will answer your questions.
Display guidelines for Crossref DOIs - effective March 2017 Cite as “Crossref Display Guidelines (March 2017)“, retrieved [date], https://doi.org/10.13003/5jchdy It’s really important for consistency and usability that all members follow these guidelines. We rarely have to change them and usually only do so for very good reasons. Please note that this is for display of Crossref DOIs, not anyone else’s DOIs, as not all DOIs are made equal.
Here are some example XML files to help members with Content Registration. Article with references book_series.xml book_set.xml components.xml conf.xml conf_series.xml Crossmark policy page.xml cr_update_test.xml dataset.xml journal.xml journaltitle.xml monograph.xml mr_full.xml mr_secondary.xml mr_secondaryunlock.xml references.xml report.xml report.chapters.xml Report series sa_crossmark.xml sa_crossmark2.xml sa_lic_ref.xml similaritycheck.xml similaritycheck-resource.xml stand-alone.xml standard.xml Please contact our technical support specialists if you have any questions.
All metadata that members register with us is made available through our various metadata search and API services. However, references have historically been treated differently than all other metadata. In July 2017 the Crossref board voted unanimously to remove the ability for members to make case-by-case opt-out choices for metadata distribution, and the membership agreement was updated accordingly. Crossref members can choose to set their references to ‘Open’, ‘Limited’, or ‘Closed’, per prefix.