Sponsors

A growing number of our members are organizations who work with or publish on behalf of groups of smaller publishers who fit a specific criteria. If you are one of these entities, you might be considering how you can also offer Crossref services to the publishers you work with.

We have a couple of options that might help - we have two categories of organizations that work with us on behalf of publishers they represent – Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Affiliates. Both types of sponsor work directly with us in order to provide administrative, billing, technical and if applicable, language support to publishers and societies. In turn, we’re keen to support these organizations too, by running LIVE events and other outreach with them and listening to their feedback on what they need from us.

If you’re interested in this option, you can read on to find out how being a Sponsoring Affiliate and a Sponsoring Member differ and which definition you fall under. Not sure? Get in touch and we’ll work with you to figure out the best fit.

All Sponsors:

  • Facilitate content registration with Crossref on behalf of represented publishers
  • Handle billing on behalf of represented publishers
  • Pay one annual fee which covers all of the sponsored members you work with based on the total annual publications revenue of those members
  • Work at regional, national or international level and can provide support and promotion of Crossref activities and services

There are two categories of organizations that work with us on behalf of represented publishers – Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Affiliates.

Sponsoring Members are full Crossref members and may vote in our Board elections on behalf of their represented publishers.

You publish your own content as well as content on behalf of other organizations (we call those organizations Sponsored Members). You sign one agreement with us covering all publishing activities.

Sponsoring Affiliates are not full voting members themselves, but each represented member is a member and may vote in our elections.

You are not a primary publisher but you provide publishing services for of publishing organizations (we call these Represented Members). You have agreements with us and with each sponsored member, you sign a renewal agreement with us each year, and submit an annual report of your outreach and training activities.


We work with a growing number of Sponsoring Affiliates. These are members who work directly with us in order to provide administrative, billing, technical and if applicable, language support to publishers and societies. In turn, we’re keen to support these organizations too, by running LIVE events and other outreach with them and listening to their feedback on what they need from us.

Smaller organizations may be able to join via a Sponsoring Affiliate to take advantage of the local support they can offer. Our current Sponsoring Affiliates are listed below.

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsoring Affiliate please complete the sponsor application form.

Sponsoring Affiliates

Asia Sponsoring Affiliates

Sponsoring Affiliate Country
Airiti, Inc. Taiwan
CleverMind Solutions Private Limited India
EArticle South Korea
Guhmok Publishing Co. South Korea
Inforang South Korea
Informatics Publishing India
Korea Scholar South Korea
Korean Studies Information (KSI) South Korea
Kyobobook Center South Korea
M2 Community South Korea
MRI Publication Pvt. Ltd. (OPC) India
National Research Foundation of Korea South Korea
NP NEICON Russia
Nurimedia Co., Ltd. South Korea
Wanfang Data (ISTIC) China

Middle East Sponsoring Affiliates

Sponsoring Affiliate Country
BAYT Bilimsel Arastirmalar Basin Yayin Ltd. Turkey
Han Yazilim Bilisim Hizmetleri Turkey
Online Bilgi Turkey
Tubitak Ulakbim DergiPark Turkey

Americas Sponsoring Affiliates

Sponsoring Affiliate Country
ACSESS - Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies USA
Asociacion Uruguaya de Revistas Academicas (AURA) Uruguay
Associacao Brasileira de Editores Cientificos do Brasil (ABEC Brasil) Brazil
bepress USA
Infotegra S.A.S. Colombia
Journals and Authors SAS Colombia
Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Canada
Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Canada

Europe Sponsoring Affiliates

Sponsoring Affiliate Country
INASP United Kingdom
Open Academia Sweden
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) The Netherlands
Prepress Projects, Ltd. United Kingdom
URAN Ukraine

Sponsoring Members

Africa Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
African Journals Online (AJOL) South Africa

Americas Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
AIP Publishing USA
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) USA
Biteca Columbia
California Digital Library (EZID) USA
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City USA
Galoa Brazil
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA
Johns Hopkins University Press USA
Notion Wave, Inc Canada
Project Euclid USA
SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT) Chile

Middle East Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
Knowledge E UAE

Asia Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
ECO-Vector LLC Russia
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Japan
Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) South Korea
Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) South Korea
Scientific World /SWorld/, Ltd. Russia

Europe Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
Association of Lithuanian Serials Lithuania
Books on Demand Germany
Library and Information Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) France
Quotus Publishing Germany
Structurae Germany
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Finland
Ubiquity Press, Ltd. United Kingdom


For more information please contact our membership team.

Last Updated: 2017 September 20 by Rachael Lammey

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