CrossRef Adds New Services and Expands to New Content Areas
Lynnfield, MA, October 20, 2004. -- CrossRef, the reference-linking service for scholarly and professional content, now claims over 700 participating publishers and societies and is adding an average of 9,000 DOIs per day to its system.
Of the12-plus million DOIs now registered with CrossRef, over 850,000 are assigned to books and conference proceedings. CrossRef recently began offering discounted registration for components, such as figures and images, and multiple entries in large reference works. It has also moved to admit other types of original research content such as working papers.
Among the dozens of organizations who joined CrossRef in recent months are Geoscience World, a comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geological and earth sciences; Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading source of working paper research in the social sciences for academics and other professionals; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, with content in the marine biological sciences; and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, with a public-domain digital collection of French-language books in the social sciences.
Ed Pentz, Executive Director of CrossRef, stated, “CrossRef aims to provide robust linking coverage for online research content. A journal article might cite books and conference proceedings, which in turn might cite technical reports and dissertations. To best serve the research community, CrossRef must grow to reflect the complete network of citations in scholarly and scientific literature.”
Earlier this year CrossRef announced its new Forward Linking service. In addition to using CrossRef to create outbound links from their references, CrossRef member publishers can now retrieve “cited-by” links -- links to other resources that cite their content. The CrossRef Search Pilot in partnership with Google, also announced earlier this year, now includes 29 publishers and over 3.4 million research works. The service allows users to search the full text of high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, and other resources covering the full spectrum of scholarly research.