Fees

Our Membership & Fees Committee regularly reviews the fees and makes recommendations to the board. We haven’t increased the annual member or content registration fees in over ten years. Below please find details of all our fees for members, sponsors and metadata affiliates. All fees are in US dollars. Jump to:

Members

If you want to get a Crossref DOI prefix for your organisation so you can create unique and persistent links and deposit metadata with us, you’ll need to become a member. You’ll be joining 289 other publishers in making your content even more findable and you’ll be able to vote in our board elections. You’ll pay an annual membership fee (based on your organization’s publishing revenue or spending), plus a one-time fee for each content item registered (or per metadata record deposit). We also have some other services for members that have separate fees.

Annual membership fees

Please select your tier from the table below, and use the higher number of either:

  1. Total annual publishing operations expenses including hosting, outsourcing, consulting, typesetting, etc. Or
  2. Total annual publishing revenue from all the divisions of your organization (the member is considered to be the largest legal entity) for all types of activities (advertising, book sales, journal subscriptions, databases, article charges, membership dues, etc).
Total publishing revenue or expenses Annual fee
<$1 million USD $275
$1 million - $5 million $550
$5 million - $10 million $1,650
$10 million - $25 million $3,900
$25 million - $50 million $8,300
$50 million - $100 million $14,000
$100 million - $200 million $22,000
$200 million - $500 million $33,000
>$500 million $50,000

Content registration (metadata deposit) fees

Content registration (metadata deposit) fees are billed quarterly in arrears. They are one time fees for the initial registration of content with us. There are no fees for updating the metadata for registered content. We accept the following content:

  • Journals and journal articles
  • Books, book chapters, and reference works
  • Conference proceedings and papers
  • Preprints
  • Standards
  • Technical reports and working papers
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Components (sub-items of journal articles, book chapters/entries and conference papers including figures, tables, graphs and supplemental data)
  • Datasets and database entries

Registration fees for current content

Content Type Registration fee
All Current records (2015-2017) including book titles, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, conference papers, databases, technical reports, theses and dissertations $1.00
Book Chapters with up to 250 chapters (each) $0.25
Preprints (current) $0.25
Standards (current and backfile) $0.15
Backfile (all content types) $0.15

Book Chapters and Reference Works volume discount

The volume discount rate will only apply to chapters or reference entries deposited in the same quarter.

Total number of registered DOIs per title per quarter Deposit Fees Per DOI
0-250 $.25
251-1,000 $.15
1,001-10,000 $.12
10,001-100,000 $.06
100,001 and up $0.02

Dataset/Component volume discount

Total number of registered DOIs per title per quarter Deposit Fees Per DOI
1-10,000 $.06
10,001-100,000 $.03
100,001-1,000,000 $.02
1,000,001-10,000,000 $.01
10,000,001 and up $0.005

Similarity Check fees

Per document fees:

Number of Documents per Year Price per Document* Total Cost Up To:
1 - 2,000 $0.75 $3,750
2,001 - 25,000 $0.65 $16,250
25,001 - 50,000 $0.55 $27,500
50,001 - 100,000 $0.45 $45,000
100,001 - 200,000 $0.35 $70,000
>200,001 $0.25

up to a maximum of 50 pages per document

The per-document fees are billed by and paid to Turnitin not Crossref under the terms of the agreement that Similarity Check users sign with Turnitin.

Similarity Check annual subscription fee (20% of member fee)

Total annual revenue/expenses Crossref annual membership fee Similarity Check annual subscription fee
<$1 million $275 $55
$1 million - $5 million $550 $110
$5 million - $10 million $1,650 $330
$10 million - $25 million $3,900 $780
$25 million - $50 million $8,300 $1,660
$50 million - $100 million $14,000 $2,800
$100 million - $200 million $22,000 $4,400
$200 million - $500 million $33,000 $6,600
>$500 million $50,000 $10,000

The annual fee for Similarity Check is billed by and paid to Crossref.

Crossmark content registration fees

There is no annual fee for Crossmark, however you need to be a Crossref member to participate in Crossmark. The fee for each current item is $0.20; and the per backfile fee per item is $0.02.

Metadata Affiliate fees

If you want to retrieve metadata rather than depositing, we’ll set you up as a metadata affiliate. You won’t be a voting member, but you’ll have access to the various tools we offer for retrieving metadata. There are different fees for these options. All fees are annual. Affiliates who sign up during the year will have fees pro-rated for the remainder of the calendar year (i.e. through December of the current year).

Metadata APIs Plus service

We are pleased to offer combined access to all available metadata in XML and JSON with additional features in our Plus service.

2018 pricing for Plus includes expanded revenue tiers. Please see below for our revenue definition:

Total annual revenue 2018 annual fee
<$500,000 $550
$501,000-$999,999 $2,200
$1 - 5 million $3,300
$5,000,001-$9,999,999 $11,000
$10 million-$25 million $16,500
>$25 million $44,000

Previous Enhanced CMS (OAI-PMH) fees

Total annual revenue 2017 annual fee
<$1 million $3,000
$1 - 10 million $15,000
>$10 million $40,000

Crossref Query Affiliates

Total annual revenue Annual fee
<$1 million $500
$1 - 10 million $2,000
>$10 million $10,000

Definition of “total revenue/income/funding” for Metadata Affiliates

  • Total revenue includes all revenue from all the divisions of an organization for all types of activities.
  • For commercial companies the revenue of the largest legal entity, not a division, is used to calculate the annual fee.
  • For government agencies, universities and non-profits total income of, or funding received by, the agency or department signing up for the Crossref services will be used to calculate the annual fee.
  • Affiliate fee billing will be done on a calendar year basis.
  • Affiliates will self-categorize.

Sponsors

If you’ll be managing the process of depositing metadata for a Crossref member, but won’t be depositing any metadata of your own, you’ll be set up as a Sponsoring Affiliate. You won’t be a full voting member, but will be able to use all our services to deposit metadata.

Total revenue/income/funding Annual fee
<$1 million USD $275
$1 million - $5 million $550
$5 million - $10 million $1,650
$10 million - $25 million $3,900
$25 million - $50 million $8,300
$50 million - $100 million $14,000
$100 million - $200 million $22,000
$200 million - $500 million $33,000
>$500 million $50,000

Crossref Service Provider

Service Providers like hosting platforms pay an annual flat fee of $2,000.


Please contact our member services team with any questions.

Last Updated: 2017 November 14

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