We’re only as strong as our links with the community we work with. There are lots of opportunities to participate in the Crossref community, to get together, and to contribute.
If you publish scholarly content that is available online and/or you represent organizations who publish, you can become a member to register content and deposit metadata with us. That’s a good starting point, but we’re also keen for members to involve themselves in our advisory and working groups who help to support and give input on our different services and initiatives.
Want to use our metadata rather than deposit it? If so, you can look into becoming an affiliate. This is a global group including – but not limited to – hosting platforms, submission systems, libraries, publishing services companies, metrics and analytics companies, and many others who employ our metadata within their own tools and services to make sure the community can discover and cite content persistently.
We run free Crossref LIVE events for our members and the wider community. This incorporates a two-day event each year featuring a mashup day and a conference day, coupled with other LIVE meetings around the globe. Through these we aim to inform and educate members and talk about what we’re working on, but we also want your feedback - what’s happening with you and what do you need from us?
Aside from our LIVE events, we’re also involved in lots of other industry events, so keep an eye out for our team at conferences. We’re happy to speak, present or meet with members.
We want to encourage you to come and join us at our our annual LIVE meeting and other free LIVE events, chat with us on Twitter, comment on our blog (or offer to write a guest post), meet up with us at conferences, speak with us on panels and community webinars, or code alongside us at hackathons.
We’d love to hear your thoughts, grumbles, ideas and your gossip, so find the medium or model that suits you best and get involved!
Connect your content with the global network of online scholarly research. Membership of Crossref allows you to connect your content with a global network of 14321 other members from 118 countries. It’s so much more than just getting a DOI for your content. All our members commit to registering complete metadata for their content and keeping it up-to-date - plus linking to other members in their references. This means that membership comes with responsibilities, but it also means lots of opportunities to improve your discoverability as part of this global network.
Innovation never slows, and the ways research is communicated is no different. Crossref has evolved to work with and for many new and emerging organizations and innovations. Find out how our services can work for you, take a look at our current members metadata coverage and get in touch if you’d like to see us develop something new. For Publishers Increase discoverability; put your content on the map so that it’s easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse.
Overview We have different fees for different kinds of accounts including members of different sizes and kinds, and for non-member and member services. For all members, we also have fees for registering different content types such as journal articles, books, peer reviews, research grants, preprints, and so on. Our Membership & Fees Committee regularly reviews the fees and makes recommendations to our Board. We haven’t increased the regular annual membership or Content Registration fees in over twelve years.
A growing number of our members are organizations who work with or publish on behalf of groups of smaller organizations that want to register content and may fit a specific criteria. If you are one of these entities, you might be considering how you can also offer Crossref services to the organizations you work with. Some smaller organizations like to join as a member via a Sponsor so they have someone representing them for Crossref services, billing, and can take advantage of local or segment-specific support.
A diverse, global set of organizations use Crossref metadata. Organizations such as libraries, publishers, metrics and analytics companies, search engines, and many others. They come to Crossref to integrate, use, or disseminate our metadata in a variety of sources and services; our members in turn benefit from this work through enhanced discoverability of their research outputs. Service providers There are a number of ways for organizations to work with metadata, including service providers such as hosting platforms and XML providers who may provide or deposit metadata into the system on behalf of publishers.
Crossref Ambassadors are our trusted contacts who work within our communities (as librarians, researchers, publishers, societies, technologists, innovators) around the world and who share a great enthusiasm and belief in our work. Alongside their varied professional roles, they volunteer to support the scholarly community in their locales with ongoing communication, interactive workshops and training from Crossref. They are Crossref’s eyes and ears in the community, and a special part of our team.
One of our guiding principles is to uphold broad and fair representation from our members, large and small, and from all around the world. Advisory and working groups help us to stay focused and inclusive. We also have more formal committees that have a role specified in the by-laws or that are set up by the board with a particular remit. ‘Advisory groups’ and ‘working groups’ are a good way for people to get involved in the Crossref community and to support and improve our scholarly infrastructure services.
Come to our free-to-attend events where we open our doors for the whole community, welcoming publishers, librarians, researchers, funders, technology providers, and members alike to share their thoughts and to find out more about who we are and how to get the most out of Crossref. As well as the two-day Crossref LIVE annual event, we’re scaling up our program of local LIVE events which take place all around the world to cater to our global membership, with a program tailored to each country.
LIVE19 in Amsterdam, November 13-14, 2019 (afternoon + full day) There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle Have your say Crossref strives for balance. Different people want different things from us. As we prepare for our 20th year of operation, please join this unique meeting to help shape the future of Crossref.
Come and chat with us at a conference; you’ll find one or more of attending the events below. We also run our own educational and outreach days through our Crossref LIVE program. 2019 events SPARC Africa Open Access Symposium 2019 - December 4 - 7 - Cape Town, South Africa Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing - November 27 - 28 - Tromsø, Norway SpotOn London - November 21 - London, UK
Our regular webinars are a great way to find out more about the various Crossref services. Upcoming webinars Metadata Manager—the easier way to register and update your content Metadata Manager actively supports our Content Registration service by offering a simpler, more flexible way to register and update metadata, for both single and multiple deposits. This workshop-style webinar will be useful for people who: Haven’t yet registered any content with us; this training session will help you get going.
At Crossref, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we’re not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we want all engagement with Crossref to be safe and productive for everyone involved. To that end, this code of conduct frames our expectations for behavior when interacting with Crossref staff and our community—in person and online—including at our LIVE events, during meetings and webinars, through social media, email, support tickets, and forum discussions.