The Crossref Curriculum

Metadata for discoverability

Resource discovery is the process of identifying resources that might be relevant to an information need. Registering content with Crossref increases its discoverability, making it more likely to be read, shared, or used. The following metadata elements are particularly important for discoverability:

  • Basic bibliographic metadata such as title, publication date, contributor name and affiliation(s)
  • ORCID iD, funder ID, award number
  • Abstracts
  • References
  • Links to preprints
  • Full-text links (for text and data mining)
  • License URLs (for text and data mining)

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson