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.
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. to grow discoverability. Read more about our services for Publishers.
Demonstrate your editorial integrity through tools that help compare and decide the originality of a paper, and help you properly label and link updates, corrections, and retractions. Read more about what we offer Editors.
Whether you need to access other work or share your own, we play a central role. Our foundational infrastucture helps get your work discovered, for example through DOIs, integrations with your ORCID iD, and dissemination to tools and platforms. And you can search or mine us for other research too. Read more about how Researchers benefit.
You can connect your grants with published outcomes. We collect and disseminate metadata that helps you track and measure reach and return. Read more about our services for Funders.
We’re all about metadata integrity, and so are you. Connect up your discovery and linking services with our records, they’re available in XML or JSON formats and via many APIs including OpenURL. Read on for our services for Libraries.
You can integrate our millions of records about scholarly content into your software, through open APIs. Read more about our tools for Developers.
Hi developers! We’re pleased you’ve come across us - you can use our tools and services in lots of different ways, so read on to see if we can get you what you need. Trying to get data from us? We have a free-to-use REST API that provides a flexible way of accessing and using the most up-to-date metadata we have. We store bibliographic metadata related to tens of millions of publications, coupled with funding information, license details, ORCID iDs, full-text links and much more.
Get discovered Using our services provides a way for editors to maximize the discoverability of the content they publish. Registering DOIs and metadata with us means that content can be found and used alongside that of our 5000+ members. We also ask our members to link their references using the DOI as this makes sure that content will be linked persistently to the work it cites, so that links to your publications won’t deprecate over time and readers can find them long-term.
Connect funding with content We collect and disseminate metadata that helps funders track the outputs of funded research. We also have an advisory group of funders that is helping us rearticulate and develop services for this audience specifically. Publishers deposit bibliographic metadata with us, and as part of that they can also deposit information on who funded the research. Funder names and identifiers are taken from our funder registry so that funders can be correctly and consistently identified.
Maximising the discoverability of research Persistent linking Our members register the content they publish with us to tell us it exists - this includes bibliographic (and other) information, and persistent identifiers. This helps make content discoverable by uniquely identifying the work, and giving a means to link to it long-term. When you click on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) in a reference list, you’ll be reliably taken to the content you’re interested in, regardless of the publication or publisher.
Libraries and Crossref are a winning combination. Our shared goal is to improve discoverability of content for researchers. For our part we look after our members’ metadata and run a registry of persistent links. We also offer services that help systems and people to make connections. We currently look after over 90 million content items from theses, dissertations, preprints, and reports– through to of course journal articles and books/book chapters.
More than just bibliographic metadata The basic bibliographic metadata we collect from our members is really useful in helping the identification and discovery of content. However, there’s lots more to the metadata than that. We collect additional information from publishers that helps track and link research outputs to researchers, funders and institutions. This includes: Information on who funded the research The ORCID iDs of the authors, and we can push the articles to their ORCID records automatically License information and embargo dates Author affiliation information Links to full text, or different versions of content e.