Working for you

Innovation never slows, and the ways research is communicated is no different. Crossref has evolved to work with and for many new and emerging organizations and innovations. Find out how our services can work for you, take a look at our current members metadata coverage and get in touch if you’d like to see us develop something new.

For Publishers

Increase discoverability; put your content on the map so that it’s easy to find, cite, link, and assess. We help you create persistent links between research outputs such as articles, books, references, data, components, versions, and more. Read more about our services for Publishers.


For Editors

Your decisions influence what research is communicated and how. Demonstrate your editorial integrity with tools that help you assess a paper’s originality, and properly label and connect updates, corrections, and retractions. Read more about what we offer Editors.


For Researchers

Find other researchers’ work and let them find yours. Through registering DOIs, we collect and share comprehensive information about research such as citations, mentions, and other relationships. Thousands of tools and services then harness this information—for search, discovery, and measurement—through our open APIs. Read more about how Researchers benefit.

For Research Funders

Connect your grants and grantees with their published outputs. We collect and share metadata about published research—such as Funder IDs, ORCID iDs, licenses, clinical trials, and retractions—all of which helps funders measure reach and return. Read more about our services for Funders.


For Librarians

Enhance your metadata and connect your discovery and linking services with our 101764497 records—they’re all available in XML and JSON through open APIs and search. Read on for our services for Libraries.


For Developers

If you develop tools and software to find, cite, link, and/or assess research outputs, you can integrate our metadata about scholarly content into your project, through our open APIs. Read more about our tools for Developers.


For Research Administrators

Use our metadata through open APIs, to analyze published works and enhance your assessment activities. Read more about our services for Research Administrators.

Last Updated: 2018 February 16