Hello, members

Welcome to the Crossref member’s area

Haven’t joined us yet?

You need to be a member of Crossref in order to get a DOI prefix so you can create Crossref DOIs and register content. Membership allows you to connect your content with a global network of online scholarly research, currently over 17,000 other organizational members from 140 countries. It’s so much more than just getting a DOI.

Please note: You don’t need to be a member to just use others’ metadata - if that’s all you need, read more about our open metadata retrieval tools.

Apply to become a Crossref member

If you haven’t joined Crossref yet, you can read more about membership and apply to join here.

New member?

Start registering your content

Follow our new member setup guide.

Get help

You can get help from our detailed support docs, request support from our small team, or head to the community forum to ask others (there is a specific category for new members).

Some key documentation that you might be interested in:

Been a member for a while?

Alongside the basics of registering your content, there are other services you can take advantage of:

It’s also important to keep the metadata of your existing records up to date - more on maintaining your metadata. And finally, don’t forget to include references in the content you register with us.

Maintaining your membership

There are several things you need to do in order to maintain your membership.

Get more involved

Cancel your membership

By committing to our membership terms, you’ve committed to the long-term stewardship of your metadata and content. However, there are sometimes reasons why members need to cancel. It’s important that you tell us if you wish to cancel - otherwise we’ll continue to send you annual membership fee invoices and you’ll continue to be responsible for them. Find out more.

Last updated: 2022-October-19