Fees

This page sets out all of our fees which include an annual membership fee and content registration (deposit) fees as well as the fees for other services. Our Membership & Fees Committee regularly reviews the fees and makes recommendations to the board. We haven’t increased the annual member or content registration fees in over ten years. Jump to a section:

Annual membership fees

Total Publishing Revenue Annual Fee
<$1 million USD $275
$1 million - $5 million $550
$5 million - $10 million $1,650
$10 million - $25 million $3,900
$25 million - $50 million $8,300
$50 million - $100 million $14,000
$100 million - $200 million $22,000
$200 million - $500 million $33,000
>$500 million $50,000

Definition of total publishing revenue

  • Total publishing revenue includes all publishing revenue from all the divisions of an organization (primary and secondary) for all types of activities (advertising, books, journals, databases, article charges, etc). For membership organizations, member dues allocated to subscriptions will be included in total publishing revenue.
  • For organizations that publish scholarly information as an ancillary activity, such as government organizations, the higher of either (1) total expenses for publishing operations or (2) gross publishing revenue should be used in determining the appropriate membership fee.
  • The member is considered to be the largest legal entity rather than a division.
  • Membership fee billing will be done on a calendar year basis.
  • Members self-categorize.

Content registration (metadata deposit) fees

Content registration (metadata deposit) fees are billed quarterly in arrears. They are one time fees for the initial registration of content with Crossref. There are no fees for updating the metadata for registered content. Crossref accepts the following content items:

  • Journals: journal title, volume, issue and article
  • Books and reference works: book series, title, chapter/section/entry
  • Conference proceedings: multi-volume title, title, paper
  • Preprints
  • Standards
  • Technical reports and working papers
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Components: sub-items of journal articles, book chapters/entries and conference papers including figures, tables, graphs and supplemental data
  • Datasets and database entries
Content Type Deposit Fee
All Current records (2015-2017) including book titles, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, conference papers, databases, technical reports, theses and dissertations $1.00
Book Chapters with up to 250 chapters (each) $0.25
Preprints (current) $0.25
Standards (current and backfile) $0.15
Backfile (all content types) $0.15

Book Chapters and Reference Works Volume Discount

The volume discount rate will only apply to chapters or reference entries deposited in the same quarter.

Total number of registered DOIs per title per quarter Deposit Fees Per DOI
0-250 $.25
251-1,000 $.15
1,001-10,000 $.12
10,001-100,000 $.06
100,001 and up $0.02

Data Set/Component Volume Discount

Total number of registered DOIs per title per quarter Deposit Fees Per DOI
1-10,000 $.06
10,001-100,000 $.03
100,001-1,000,000 $.02
1,000,001-10,000,000 $.01
10,000,001 and up $0.005

Similarity Check per-document fees

Number of Documents per Year Price per Document* Total Cost Up To:
1 - 2,000 $0.75 $3,750
2,001 - 25,000 $0.65 $16,250
25,001 - 50,000 $0.55 $27,500
50,001 - 100,000 $0.45 $45,000
100,001 - 200,000 $0.35 $70,000
>200,001 $0.25

up to a maximum of 50 pages per document

The per-document fees are billed by and paid to Turnitin not Crossref under the terms of the agreement that Similarity Check users sign with Turnitin.

Similarity Check annual fee (20% of member fee)

Publishers Total Annual Revenue Crossref Annual Fee Similarity Check Annual Admin Fee
<$1 million $275 $55
$1 million - $5 million $550 $110
$5 million - $10 million $1,650 $330
$10 million - $25 million $3,900 $780
$25 million - $50 million $8,300 $1,660
$50 million - $100 million $14,000 $2,800
$100 million - $200 million $22,000 $4,400
$200 million - $500 million $33,000 $6,600
>$500 million $50,000 $10,000

The annual fee for Similarity Check is billed by and paid to Crossref.

Crossmark content registration fees**

Per current item $0.20
Per backfile item $0.02

There is no annual fee for Crossmark, however you need to be a Crossref member to participate in Crossmark.

Affiliates fees

Crossref membership is open to organizations that publisher original scholarly content. Many organizations can benefit from Crossref metadata or provide services to Crossref members - we call these organizations Affiliates. All fees are annual. Affiliates who sign up during the year will have fees pro-rated for the remainder of the calendar year (i.e. through December of the current year).

Crossref Service Provider

Service Providers pay an annual fee of $2,000

Crossref Query Affiliates

Total annual revenue Annual fee
<$1 million $500
$1 - 10 million $2,000
>$10 million $10,000

Enhanced CMS (OAI-PMH) Affiliates

Total annual revenue Annual fee
<$1 million $3,000
$1 - 10 million $15,000
>$10 million $40,000

Sponsoring Affiliates

Total revenue/income/funding Annual fee
<$1 million USD $275
$1 million - $5 million $550
$5 million - $10 million $1,650
$10 million - $25 million $3,900
$25 million - $50 million $8,300
$50 million - $100 million $14,000
$100 million - $200 million $22,000
$200 million - $500 million $33,000
>$500 million $50,000

Definition of “total revenue/income/funding” for Affiliates

  • Total revenue includes all revenue from all the divisions of an organization for all types of activities.
  • For commercial companies the revenue of the largest legal entity, not a division, is used to calculate the annual fee.
  • For government agencies, universities and non-profits total income of, or funding received by, the agency or department signing up for the Crossref services will be used to calculate the annual fee.
  • Affiliate fee billing will be done on a calendar year basis.
  • Affiliates will self-categorize.

Please contact our member services team with any questions.

Last Updated: 2017 August 17

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