BSI British Standards Joins Crossref

09 October 2007

LYNNFIELD MA, October 9, 2007 – Crossref is pleased to announce that BSI British Standards ( has joined as a new Crossref member. As a member, subject to the creation of an appropriate protocol, BSI will be able to register standards with Crossref and implement interlinking with other scholarly and scientific publications. This will be achieved through use of the DOI® (Digital Object Identifier) System for which Crossref provides Content Registration services. Crossref includes hundreds of publishers and societies, with 28.9 million content items registered to date. BSI British Standards has 27,000 current standards.

Crossref and BSI British Standards will join forces to establish a working group of interested parties, made up of both Crossref members and outside organizations, to discuss best practice for assigning DOI names to standards. Ed Pentz, Executive Director of Crossref, said, “The Crossref system currently supports the registration of standards and the partnership between Crossref and BSI seeks to improve this by strengthening versioning and dissemination of standards around the world. Crossref and BSI British Standards aim to make standards more visible, provide a common way to cite standards, and enable linking between standards and the rest of the scholarly literature.” Vincent Cassidy, Commercial Director of BSI Business Standards, said, “Standards are often link-rich documents, and BSI British Standards is keen to work with Crossref to unlock this value for customers”. For further information or to participate please contact BSI British Standards at or Crossref at

About BSI British Standards: BSI British Standards is the UK’s national standards organization, recognized globally for its independence, integrity and innovation in the production of standards and information products that promote and share best practices. BSI British Standards works with businesses, consumers and government to represent UK interests and to make sure that British, European and international standards are useful, relevant and authoritative. For further information please visit

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Last updated: 2007-October-09