Bryan Vickery

Bryan joined Crossref in August 2019 as Director of Product. He has more than 20 years experience in scholarly communications including online communities, A&I databases, preprint servers, open access publishing, institutional repositories, peer review and production systems at Taylor & Francis, BioMedCentral/Springer and Elsevier. Prior to joining Crossref he was Managing Director, Research Services, at Taylor & Francis where he oversaw the launch of He loves watching rugby, hiking, and music festivals… So pretty much anything that involves mud.

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Events got the better of us

Publisher metadata is one side of the story surrounding research outputs, but conversations, connections and activities that build further around scholarly research, takes place all over the web. We built Event Data to capture, record and make available these ‘Events’ –– providing open, transparent, and traceable information about the provenance and context of every Event. Events are comments, links, shares, bookmarks, references, etc.

Metadata Manager Update

At Crossref, we’re committed to providing a simple, usable, efficient and scalable web-based tool for registering content by manually making deposits of, and updates to, metadata records. Last year we launched Metadata Manager in beta for journal deposits to help us explore this further. Since then, many members have used the tool and helped us better understand their needs.

Introducing our new Director of Product

I’m happy to announce that Bryan Vickery has joined Crossref today as our new Director of Product. Bryan has extensive experience developing products and services at publishers such as Taylor & Francis, where he led the creation of the open-access platform Cogent OA. Most recently he was Managing Director of Research Services at T&F, including after it was acquired.