The Crossref Curriculum

Reports and working papers

<report-paper> is the container for all information about a single report or working paper. If you need to register articles for more than one report, you must use multiple instances of <report-paper>. These may be included within the same deposit file.

Technical reports and working papers are typically assigned a single identifier, but identifiers may also be assigned to sub-sections of the report (such as chapters) as needed using the <content_item> element. Report registration files may include a publisher name (within <publisher>) and/or institution name (within <institution> depending on the organization issuing the report.

Reports/working papers may also be deposited as a series.

Example of a single report

Review the sample below or download an XML file.

<doi_batch xmlns="http://www.crossref.org/schema/4.3.7" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" version="4.3.7" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.crossref.org/schema/4.3.7 http://www.crossref.org/schemas/crossref4.3.7.xsd">
<head>
<doi_batch_id>123456</doi_batch_id>
<timestamp>20050606110604</timestamp>
<depositor>
<depositor_name>Sample Master</depositor_name>
<email_address>support@crossref.org</email_address>
</depositor>
<registrant>CrossRef</registrant>
</head>
<body>
<report-paper>
<report-paper_metadata language="en">
<contributors>
<person_name sequence="first" contributor_role="author">
<given_name>D.S.</given_name>
<surname>McShane</surname>
</person_name>
</contributors>
<titles>
<title>
Title Sludge Handling System Conceptual Design Document
</title>
</titles>
<edition_number>0</edition_number>
<publication_date media_type="online">
<month>03</month>
<day>03</day>
<year>2001</year>
</publication_date>
<publisher>
<publisher_name>Office of Scientific and Technical Information</publisher_name>
<publisher_place>Washington, DC</publisher_place>
</publisher>
<institution>
<institution_name>United States Department of Energy</institution_name>
<institution_acronym>USDOE(EM)</institution_acronym>
<institution_place>Washington, DC</institution_place>
<institution_department>Office of Environmental Management</institution_department>
</institution>
<institution>
<institution_name>Fluor Daniel Northwest</institution_name>
<institution_acronym>FDNW</institution_acronym>
<institution_place>Aliso Viejo, CA</institution_place>
</institution>
<publisher_item>
<identifier id_type="report-number">abc123</identifier>
</publisher_item>
<contract_number>AC06-96RL13200</contract_number>
<doi_data>
<doi>10.9999/osti-806888</doi>
<resource>
http://198.232.211.23/pdwdocs/fsd0001/osti/2001/I0004856.pdf
</resource>
</doi_data>
</report-paper_metadata>
</report-paper>
</body>
</doi_batch>

Example of a report with ‘chapters’

Review the sample below or download an XML file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<doi_batch version="4.3.7" xmlns="http://www.crossref.org/schema/4.3.7" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.crossref.org/schema/4.3.7
http://www.crossref.org/schemas/crossref4.3.7.xsd">
<head>
<doi_batch_id>123456</doi_batch_id>
<timestamp>20050606110604</timestamp>
<depositor>
<depositor_name>Sample Master</depositor_name>
<email_address>support@crossref.org</email_address>
</depositor>
<registrant>CrossRef</registrant>
</head>
<body>
<report-paper>
<report-paper_metadata language = "en">
<contributors>
<person_name sequence = "first" contributor_role = "author">
<given_name>D.S.</given_name>
<surname>McShane</surname>
</person_name>
</contributors>
<titles>
<title>Title Sludge Handling System Conceptual Design Document</title>
</titles>
<edition_number>0</edition_number>
<publication_date media_type = "online">
<month>03</month>
<day>03</day>
<year>2001</year>
</publication_date>
<publisher>
<publisher_name>Office of Scientific and Technical Information</publisher_name>
<publisher_place>Washington, DC</publisher_place>
</publisher>
<institution>
<institution_name>United States Department of Energy</institution_name>
<institution_acronym>USDOE(EM)</institution_acronym>
<institution_place>Washington, DC</institution_place>
<institution_department>Office of Environmental Management</institution_department>
</institution>
<institution>
<institution_name>Fluor Daniel Northwest</institution_name>
<institution_acronym>FDNW</institution_acronym>
<institution_place>Aliso Viejo, CA</institution_place>
</institution>
<publisher_item>
<identifier id_type="report-number">abc123</identifier>
</publisher_item>
<contract_number>AC06-96RL13200</contract_number>
<doi_data>
<doi>10.9999/abcd-806888</doi>
<resource>http://www.crossref.org/pdwdocs/fsd0001/osti/2001/I0004856.pdf</resource>
</doi_data>
</report-paper_metadata>
<content_item component_type="part">
<titles><title>Introduction</title></titles>
<pages><first_page>3</first_page></pages>
<doi_data>
<doi>10.9999/abcd-806888.p1</doi>
<resource>http://www.crossref.org/pdwdocs/fsd0001/osti/2001/p1</resource>
</doi_data>
</content_item>
<content_item component_type="part">
<titles><title>A chapter title</title></titles>
<pages><first_page>17</first_page></pages>
<doi_data>
<doi>10.9999/abcd-806888.p2</doi>
<resource>http://www.crossref.org/pdwdocs/fsd0001/osti/2001/p2</resource>
</doi_data>
</content_item>
<content_item component_type="part">
<titles><title>Appendix</title></titles>
<pages><first_page>32</first_page></pages>
<doi_data>
<doi>10.9999/abcd-806888.p3</doi>
<resource>http://www.crossref.org/pdwdocs/fsd0001/osti/2001/p3</resource>
</doi_data>
</content_item>
</report-paper>
</body>
</doi_batch>

Example of a report series

Review the sample below or download an XML file.

<doi_batch xmlns="http://www.crossref.org/schema/4.3.7" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" version="4.3.7" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.crossref.org/schema/4.3.7 http://www.crossref.org/schemas/crossref4.3.7.xsd">
<head>
<doi_batch_id>123456</doi_batch_id>
<timestamp>20050606110604</timestamp>
<depositor>
<depositor_name>CrossRef</depositor_name>
<email_address>support@crossref.org</email_address>
</depositor>
<registrant>CrossRef</registrant>
</head>
<body>
<report-paper>
<report-paper_series_metadata language="en">
<series_metadata>
<titles>
<title>CrossRef Report Series</title>
</titles>
<issn>5555-5555</issn>
</series_metadata>
<contributors>
<person_name sequence="first" contributor_role="author">
<given_name>Bob</given_name>
<surname>Surname</surname>
</person_name>
</contributors>
<titles>
<title>Depositing report series with CrossRef</title>
</titles>
<edition_number>0</edition_number>
<publication_date media_type="online">
<month>03</month>
<day>03</day>
<year>2009</year>
</publication_date>
<publisher>
<publisher_name>Publishers International Linking Association</publisher_name>
<publisher_place>Lynnfield, MA</publisher_place>
</publisher>
<institution>
<institution_name>CrossRef</institution_name>
<institution_acronym>CR</institution_acronym>
<institution_place>Lynnfield, MA</institution_place>
<institution_department>Metadata Quality</institution_department>
</institution>
<publisher_item>
<item_number item_number_type="Report Number">IMA-RPT</item_number>
</publisher_item>
<contract_number>AC06-96RL13200</contract_number>
<doi_data>
<doi>10.5555/sampledoi</doi>
<resource>http://www.crossref.org/report/</resource>
</doi_data>
</report-paper_series_metadata>
</report-paper>
</body>
</doi_batch>

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson