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, link, cite, and assess your publications. This leads to greater discovery and tracking of published research outputs. About you We have over 7000 members from 112 countries. Many types of organizations interact with Crossref and there is almost certainly an agreement that’s right for you. For publishers, in order to become a member, register content and deposit metadata you’ll need to meet one criterion:
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.
Affiliates use aggregate metadata This diverse, global group includes–but is not limited to–hosting platforms, submission systems, libraries, publishing services companies, metrics and analytics companies, and many others. A shared benefit Affiliates extend and disseminate publisher metadata in a variety of sources and services; publishers in turn benefit from this work through enhanced content discoverability. Metadata options There are a number of ways for affiliates to work with metadata, including service providers such as hosting platforms who may deposit metadata into the system on behalf of publishers.
Crossref LIVE is a program of events around the world that aims to deepen your understanding of our foundational scholarly infrastructure. 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 what we do. Crossref LIVE A two-part annual event featuring:
Come and chat with us at a conference, you’ll find one or more of us at the events below. We also run our own educational and outreach days through a program called Crossref LIVE. Check out the events below where Crossref will attend or present in 2017. If we will be at a place near you, please come see us (and support these organizations and events)! 2017 Events PSP 2017 Annual Conference - February 1-3 - Washington, DC, USA