If you’re ready to learn more, we have resources for you. Our dashboard gives you a snapshot of our key stats. Our Get Started section will send you in the right direction to begin registering your content. Once you’ve registered some content, you can keep an eye on how you’re doing with our many reports. You can also sign up for an upcoming webinar or view recordings of past ones on our webinars page.
We also have news releases and a blog where we share what’s coming up as well as remind you of best practices. Follow @CrossrefSupport on twitter for system status updates, enhancements, schema changes, new features, and planned (and unplanned) outages affecting the Crossref community.
You’re a new member - now what? There’s a lot you can do with a Crossref membership. We’ll start with the basics. As a member, you commit to: Register your content with us When you register your content, you send us metadata and assign persistent identifiers to your content. Members are obligated to assign identifiers to current journal content (but we hope you’ll register all of your content). You can add back issues and non-journal content immediately, or gradually as you are able.
Here are answers to some general questions. If you don’t find answers here, visit our support center to open a ticket or review detailed technical documentation. General help Am I eligible for membership? How do I get a DOI for my paper? When (and how) do I pay for my DOIs? How do I find the DOI for a particular article? How do I handle title transfers? I’ve found a problem with your metadata - how do I get you to fix it?
Our dashboard gives an overview of our ever growing corpus of metadata. We also have some resources for evaluating your own metadata records: Resolution report Error report Depositor report Conflict report Schematron report General reports Resolution report Used for DOI resolution statistics Resolution reports are sent out via email at the beginning of each month and include statistics about DOI resolutions from the preceding month. The reports are sent by default to the business contact provided for your organization, but we can add or change the recipient(s) as needed.
Welcome to our new dashboard, a simple visual display of some of our key stats. And it’s a work in progress. Right now you can click on each number and all it does is take you to the same API query that calculated the figure (you’ll need a json viewer). Please contact us if you have some good ideas for building this out. Numbers are updated hourly using our open REST API.
Display guidelines for Crossref DOIs - effective March 2017 It’s really important for consistency and usability that all members follow these guidelines. We rarely have to change them and usually only do so for very good reasons. Please note that this is for display of Crossref DOIs, not anyone else’s DOIs, as not all DOIs are made equal. The goals of the guidelines are: To make it as easy as possible for users without technical knowledge to cut and paste or click to share Crossref DOIs (e.
All metadata that members register with us is made available through our various metadata search and API services. However, references have always been treated differently than all other metadata. In July 2017 the Crossref board voted unanimously to remove the ability for members to make case-by-case opt-out choices, and the membership agreement was updated accordingly. At the same time, the board also adopted a new policy for members to set a global account preference for treatment of references.
Our regular webinars are a great way to find out more about the various Crossref services. We also invite anyone who is interested to join our quarterly community webinars. These sessions include speakers on a range of strategic issues, and we give updates on Crossref initiatives in development. Look back at some recent recordings such as an update on Crossmark, the Funder Registry, getting started with Content Registration, maintaining your metadata, or the latest on Similarity Check .
Scholarly and professional publishers are increasingly publishing book content online and depositing the metadata and identifiers with Crossref. Crossref has a critical mass of nearly 13 million book titles and chapters in its system of which 1.25 million are book titles. This means that there are nearly 1.25 million titles available for reference linking and other Crossref services like CrossMark and Similarity Check. However, reference linking from and between books is more limited than with journals because many books and book chapters are in PDF so the references are extracted, deposited with Crossref and linked.