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. Our tools and services allow people to find, cite, link, and assess your publications. This leads to greater discovery and tracking of published research outputs. About you We have 9459 members from 114 countries. Many types of organizations interact with Crossref. You could be a research institution, a publisher, a government agency, a research funder, or a start-up. In order to become a member, register content and deposit metadata you’ll need to meet one criterion:
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, and get in touch if you’d like to see us develop something new. For Publishers Put your content on the map so it’s easy to find. We enable you to create persistent links between and among the world’s content, through references, data, components, versions, etc.
Our Membership & Fees Committee regularly reviews the fees and makes recommendations to our 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, sponsoring organizations and metadata subscribers. All fees are in US dollars. Jump to: Member fees Annual membership Content registration Other member services Similarity Check Crossmark Metadata User fees Sponsoring Organization fees Service Provider fees
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. What are the options? There are a number of ways for organizations to work with metadata, including service providers such as hosting platforms who may (deposit metadata into the systemon 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.
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. 2018 events RDA 12th Plenary Meeting - October 26 - Gaborone, Botswana SciDataCon 2018 - October 22 - 26 - Gaborone, Botswana Frankfurt Bookfair - October 10 - 12 - Frankfurt, Germany European Association of Science Editors (EASE) - June 7 - 10 - Bucharest, Romania
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 every Crossref event to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. To that end, this code of conduct spells out the behavior we support and don’t support at events and conferences. The core of our approach is this: We don’t condone harassment or offensive behavior, at our events and conference venues or anywhere.