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

Some smaller organizations like to join as a member via a Sponsor so they have someone representing them for Crossref services, billing, and can take advantage of local or segment-specific support.

We have a couple of options that might help - we have two categories of organizations that work with us on behalf of organizations they represent – Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Organizations. Both types of sponsor work directly with us in order to provide administrative, billing, technical and if applicable, language support to their sponsored members. In turn, we’re keen to support our Sponsors too, by running LIVE events and other outreach activities with them and listening to their feedback on what they need from us. You can find a list of our current sponsors further down this page.

If you’re interested, you can read on to find out how being a Sponsoring Organization 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.

Role of a Sponsor

All sponsors:

  • Facilitate content registration with Crossref on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
  • Handle billing on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
  • Pay one annual fee which covers all of the sponsored members/organizations you work with based on the total annual publications revenue of those members/organizations. For complete information on fees please visit our fees page
  • Work in a specific community segment or region and can provide support and promotion of Crossref activities and services

Differences between Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Organizations

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

You publish your own content as well as content on behalf of other organizations (we call those organizations Sponsored Organizations). You sign one agreement with us covering all publishing activities. Each sponsored organization must have its own distinct DOI prefix but they do not need to sign anything directly with us and we only hold minimal information about them - you are responsible for all passing on all communications and services. These sponsored organizations are not eligible to vote in our board elections but may participate in community working groups.

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

You do not publish content yourselves but you provide publishing services for organizations that publish (we call these Sponsored 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. You are not eligible to vote in our board elections but the members you represent may.

Who are the current Crossref Sponsors?

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Asia Sponsoring Organizations Country
Airiti, Inc. Taiwan
Aliansi Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Indonesia Indonesia
Applied and Natural Science Foundation India
Association for Scientific Computing Electrical and Engineering (ASCEE) Indonesia
Author Cafe Private Ltd. India
CleverMind Solutions Private Limited India
EArticle South Korea
Editorum LLC. Russia
Forum Pengelola Jurnal Manajemen Indonesia
Guhmok Publishing Co. South Korea
Indonesian Digital Entertainment Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) Lab Indonesia
Inforang South Korea
Informatics Publishing India
Journals Club & Co. 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
NEICON ISP Russia, Belarus
Neliti (PT Neliti Teknologi Indonesia) Indonesia
Nurimedia Co., Ltd. South Korea
Relawan Jurnal Indonesia Indonesia
Research and Social Study Institute (ReSSI) Indonesia
Ubitech Solutions Pvt Ltd India
Wanfang Data (ISTIC) China
Middle East Sponsoring Organizations Country
Avicenna FZ LLC UAE
BAYT Bilimsel Arastirmalar Basin Yayin Ltd. Turkey
Han Yazilim Bilisim Hizmetleri Turkey
Online Bilgi Turkey
Tubitak Ulakbim DergiPark Turkey
Americas Sponsoring Organizations Country
ACSESS - Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies USA
Accesso Academico Brazil
Advanced Multiple Inc. Canada
Asociacion Uruguaya de Revistas Academicas (AURA) Uruguay
Associacao Brasileira de Editores Cientificos do Brasil (ABEC Brasil) Brazil
bepress USA
Infotegra S.A.S. Colombia
High Rate Consulting Corp USA
Journals and Authors SAS Colombia
Kimun Press SpA Chile
Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Canada
Open Journal Systems Chile Chile
Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Canada
Europe Sponsoring Organizations Country
Cambridge International Academics United Kingdom
Gudinfo SL Spain
INASP United Kingdom
LIBCOM Piotr Karwasinski Poland
Lund University Library Sweden
National and University Library in Zagreb Croatia
Open Academia Sweden
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) The Netherlands
Open Science in Ukraine Ukraine
Prepress Projects, Ltd. United Kingdom
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information Slovakia
URAN Ukraine
Xercode Media Software, S.L. Spain
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Africa Sponsoring Members Country
African Journals Online (AJOL) South Africa
Americas Sponsoring Members Country
4ID Chile
AIP Publishing USA
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) USA
Biteca Colombia
California Digital Library (EZID) USA
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City USA
Galoa Brazil
Grupo Anltyk S.A. de C.V. Mexico
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA
Johns Hopkins University Press USA
Lepidus Tecnologia Brazil
Notion Wave, Inc Canada
Project Euclid USA
SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT) Chile
Middle East Sponsoring Members Country
Dar Almandumah Inc. Saudi Arabia
Knowledge E UAE
Asia Sponsoring Members Country
ECO-Vector LLC Russia
Eleyon India
EScience Press Pakistan
ISARA Solutions India
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Japan
Kama Research Centre Russia
Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) South Korea
Integration: ON LLC Russia
Russian Agency for Digital Standardization (RADS) Russia
Scientific World /SWorld/, Ltd. Russia
Tadqiqot Uzbekistan
Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University Russia
Europe Sponsoring Members Country
Akdema Bilisim Yayincilik ve Dan. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Turkey
Association of Lithuanian Serials Lithuania
Books on Demand Germany
Co. Ltd. Ukrinformnauka Ukraine
Laboratory of Intellect, Ltd Belarus
Library and Information Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary
MedicHub Media Romania
Médecine et Hygiène Switzerland
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) France
Publishing House Helvetica Ukraine
Quotus Publishing Germany
State Scientific Institution - Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technical Expertise and Info Ukraine
Structurae Germany
TK Meganom LLC Ukraine
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Finland
The Publishing house “Internauka” Ukraine
Ubiquity Press, Ltd. United Kingdom

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsoring Member please apply or contact our membership specialist. If you think you may like to be a Sponsoring Organization (because you don’t publish anything yourself) please complete the specific sponsor application form.

Working with a sponsor

If you are interested in joining Crossref via one of these organizations, you can find out more about some of them, and contact them directly to find out if they are suitable for you.

For more information please contact our membership specialist.

Last Updated: 2018 November 9