Metadata users

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.

Some factors in choosing which may be the best service(s) are:

  • Will searches be manual or automated?
  • Do you prefer a particular output format?
  • Do you need citations?

Our Metadata Delivery page provides guidance on choosing the best service for you.

Have questions?

Thank you for your interest in Crossref!

Last Updated: 2017 December 6

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