Special programs

Discover our special programs

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At Crossref, our mission is not only about making research easier to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse. We are constantly widening our horizon to create special programs that focuses on different elements of the Research Nexus vision – a vision that aspires to create a rich, reusable open network of relationships connecting research elements for the benefit of society.

These programs focus on making connections between all kinds of research information, including journal articles, book chapters, grants, and preprints. We want to connect these different elements to make it easier for everyone involved in research to find and understand the information they need. We aim to involve everyone - like researchers, funding organizations, and governments - in building a better, more open network for sharing research.

Explore our programs designed to uphold our Research Nexus vision.

Special Programs

Resourcing Crossref for Future Sustainability (RCFS)

A multi-year program to make participation more accessible through our fees becoming more equitable, less complex, and rebalanced to ensure they match our mission and future.

Register references

Registering your references with Crossref helps citation linking, creates a more interconnected scholarly network, and improves the discoverability and impact of your research.

More to come…watch this space.

Page owner: Rosa Clark   |   Last updated 2023-October-24