A growing number of our members are organizations who work with or publish on behalf of groups of smaller organizations that want to register content and may fit a specific criteria. If you are one of these entities, you might be considering how you can also offer Crossref services to the organizations you work with.

Some smaller organizations like to join as a member via a Sponsor so they have someone representing them for Crossref services, billing, and can take advantage of local or segment-specific support.

We have a couple of options that might help - we have two categories of organizations that work with us on behalf of organizations they represent – Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Organizations. Both types of sponsor work directly with us in order to provide administrative, billing, technical and if applicable, language support to their sponsored members. In turn, we’re keen to support our Sponsors too, by running LIVE events and other outreach activities with them and listening to their feedback on what they need from us.

If you’re interested in this option, you can read on to find out how being a Sponsoring Organization and a Sponsoring Member differ and which definition you fall under. Not sure? Get in touch and we’ll work with you to figure out the best fit.

Role of a Sponsor

All sponsors:

  • Facilitate content registration with Crossref on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
  • Handle billing on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
  • Pay one annual fee which covers all of the sponsored members/organizations you work with based on the total annual publications revenue of those members/organizations
  • Work in a specific community segment or region and can provide support and promotion of Crossref activities and services

Differences between Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Members are full Crossref members and may vote in our Board elections on behalf of their sponsored organizations.

You publish your own content as well as content on behalf of other organizations (we call those organizations Sponsored Organizations). You sign one agreement with us covering all publishing activities. Each sponsored member must have it’s own distinct DOI prefix but they do not need to sign anything directly with us and we only hold minimal information about them - you are responsible for all passing on all communications and services. These sponsored organizations are not eligible to vote in our board elections but may participate in community working groups.

Sponsoring Organizations are not full voting members themselves, but each sponsored member is a member and may vote in our elections.

You do not publish content yourselves but you provide publishing services for organizations that publish (we call these Sponsored Members). You have agreements with us and with each sponsored member, you sign a renewal agreement with us each year, and submit an annual report of your outreach and training activities. You are not eligible to vote in our board elections but the members you represent may.

Who are the current Crossref Sponsors?

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Asia Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Organization Country
Airiti, Inc. Taiwan
Author Cafe Private Ltd. India
CleverMind Solutions Private Limited India
EArticle South Korea
Guhmok Publishing Co. South Korea
Indonesian Digital Entertainment Arts and Sciencs (IDEAS) Lab Indonesia
Inforang South Korea
Informatics Publishing India
Korea Scholar South Korea
Korean Studies Information (KSI) South Korea
Kyobobook Center South Korea
M2 Community South Korea
MRI Publication Pvt. Ltd. (OPC) India
National Research Foundation of Korea South Korea
Nurimedia Co., Ltd. South Korea
Relawan Jurnal Indonesia Indonesia
Wanfang Data (ISTIC) China

Middle East Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Organization Country
Avicenna FZ LLC UAE
BAYT Bilimsel Arastirmalar Basin Yayin Ltd. Turkey
Han Yazilim Bilisim Hizmetleri Turkey
Online Bilgi Turkey
Tubitak Ulakbim DergiPark Turkey

Americas Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Organization Country
ACSESS - Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies USA
Asociacion Uruguaya de Revistas Academicas (AURA) Uruguay
Associacao Brasileira de Editores Cientificos do Brasil (ABEC Brasil) Brazil
bepress USA
Infotegra S.A.S. Colombia
Journals and Authors SAS Colombia
Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Canada
Open Journal Systems Chile Chile
Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Canada

Europe Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Organization Country
INASP United Kingdom
National and University Library in Zagreb Croatia
Open Academia Sweden
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) The Netherlands
Prepress Projects, Ltd. United Kingdom
URAN Ukraine

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Africa Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
African Journals Online (AJOL) South Africa

Americas Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
AIP Publishing USA
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) USA
Biteca Columbia
California Digital Library (EZID) USA
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City USA
Galoa Brazil
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA
Johns Hopkins University Press USA
Notion Wave, Inc Canada
Project Euclid USA
SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT) Chile

Middle East Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
Knowledge E UAE

Asia Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
ECO-Vector LLC Russia
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Japan
Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) South Korea
Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) South Korea
Scientific World /SWorld/, Ltd. Russia

Europe Sponsoring Members

Sponsoring Member Country
Association of Lithuanian Serials Lithuania
Books on Demand Germany
Library and Information Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) France
Quotus Publishing Germany
Structurae Germany
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Finland
Ubiquity Press, Ltd. United Kingdom

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsoring Member please apply or contact our membership team. If you think you may like to be a Sponsoring Organization (because you don’t publish anything yourself) please complete the specific sponsoring affiliate application form.

For more information please contact our membership team.

Last Updated: 2018 February 9