Membership & Fees committee

The Membership & Fees Committee (M & F committee) was established in 2001 and plays an important role in our governance. Made up of 12-14 organizations of both board members and regular members, the group makes recommendations to the board about fees and policies for all of our services.

They regularly review existing fees to discuss if any changes are needed. They also review new services while they are being developed, to assess if fees should be charged and if so, what those fees should be. In addition, the board can also ask the committee to address specific issues about policies and services.

In 2019 the committee undertook a regular fee review which involved a few specific cases being recommended to the board:

  1. Removing the Crossmark fee
  2. Removing the fees for versions and translations (registered by the same member)
  3. Introducing a new $5 fee per Sponsored Member
  4. Updating a set of principles for guiding fee-setting

M&F committee members

Crossref facilitator: Amanda Bartell

Committee member Representative Country Size (items) Org type
AIP Jason Wilde* USA 800,600 Society
ACM Scott Delman* USA 470,000 Society
Clarivate Analytics Nandita Quaderi* USA 9500 Company
eLife Melissa Harrison* UK 22,500 Publisher
Elsevier Rose L’Huillier* Netherlands 17,595,000 Company
Frontiers Marie Souliere Switzerland 6500 Publisher
Liverpool University Press Clare Hooper UK 33200 Publisher
NEICON ISP Maxim Mitrofanov Russia Publishing Tool
Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia Mariana da Silveira Machado Pereira Brazil 2100 Society
Swiss National Science Foundation Christian Gutknecht Switzerland 1 Funder
Wiley Todd Toler (Chair)* USA 9,000,000 Company
Wits University Press Andrew Joseph South Africa 1000 Publisher

(*) indicates Crossref board member

About committee participation

The M&F Committee meets via one-hour conference calls about six times a year, although this can vary depending on what issues the committee is considering. Often proposals are developed by staff and then reviewed and discussed by the committee – so there is reading to do in preparation for the calls.

This is very important work and it’s essential the committee is broadly representative of Crossref’s diverse membership in over 120 countries. Appointments are for one year and participants can sometimes serve multiple terms.


Please contact the outreach team with any questions.

Last Updated: 2019 September 29 by Ginny Hendricks