The Crossref Curriculum

About membership

Becoming a member of Crossref means joining a community of organizations who want to share research outputs through metadata and persistent identifiers.

We have over ten thousand members from 120+ countries. Many types of organizations interact with Crossref. You could be a research institution, a publisher, a government agency, a research funder, or a start-up. But if you publish scholarly content online, you are eligible to become a member.

As a member, your annual membership fee supports our shared infrastructure, and gives you access to systems and tools to register content and deposit metadata. Membership also comes with voting rights and a set of obligations - learn more about what it means to be a member.

Why choose Crossref?

There are several DOI registration agencies that are members of the DOI Foundation. Crossref is one of only two registration agencies that offer a broad range of infrastructure and services that specifically support scholarly content anywhere in world.

Other registration agencies specialize in a particular region, language, or content type; or even totally different industries such as construction, or movies.

Learn more about the benefits of Crossref membership.

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson