Working with a sponsor

Some smaller organizations like to join Crossref as a member via a Sponsoring Organization so they have someone representing them for Crossref services, billing, and can take advantage of local or segment-specific support. Below you can find information on some of our Sponsoring Organizations and contact them directly if you would like to explore working with them:

+- Applied and Natural Science Foundation, India

Applied and Natural Science Foundation - India

Applied and Natural Science Foundation is a not-for-profit publisher of open access scientific research journals. We have over 10 years of scientific publication experience. We are a group of highly motivated educationists, researchers, and technology enthusiasts who are committed to promoting open access publications, thus enabling speedy propagation of quality research information.

We are eager to share our experience and help any journal willing to get DOI number for their content. Our DOI services include: - Preparation and validation of the article’s metadata. - Design and allocation of DOI numbers to articles. - Deposit validated metadata to Crossref as per their XML format. - Training and support.


To learn more about our full suite of editorial services, please reach out to us at

+- Avicenna FZ LLC, United Arab Emirates

Avicenna FZ LLC - United Arab Emirates

Avicenna FZ LLC is a company based in the United Arab Emirates with the sole purpose of enhancing and disseminating research from the Arab World.

We seek to bring forward the increasingly relevant research taking place daily in the Arab world by supporting the academic institutions and all the researchers of the region. Providing services and technologies supporting research collaboration, dissemination and innovation is our sole focus.

Avicenna FZ LLC brings a full suite of publishing services specifically tailored to the region and the needs of university and research institutions:

  • Full Journal Website
  • Editorial Board
  • Complete Journal Management
  • Complete Submission and Peer Review system (Open, Blind, Double Blind, etc.)
  • Crossref content registration (including DOI) for each article though Avicenna FZ LLC as a Sponsoring Organization
  • Optional fully compliant XML JATS conversion
  • Transliteration of Arabic References (option available for Arabic content)


+- Guhmok Publishing Company, South Korea

Guhmok Publishing Company - South Korea

Guhmok is an academic publishing company located in Korea. We provide one-stop solutions for journals—Manuscript submission system, copyediting, proofreading, printing, JATS XML, journal site, etc.— and are currently working only with Korean organizations.

Contact Phone: +82-2-2277-3324

+- Han Yazılım Co, Turkey

Han Yazılım Co. - Turkey

As Han Yazılım Co. we are serving our customers with our software solutions since 2001. Based on the requirements of daily improvements, we did update our abilities as well and jumped to .NET technology in 2006 additional to traditional .asp and .html software. We have our own server in İzmir, and we keep all our projects in there. After being rewarded by the Ministry of Education as the second best project education software holder in 2006, we fired up our operations and turned into a national service provider rather than a localized one. With our customers located in the local market and even international market – from Istanbul to Paris – we are adopting internet technology more and more for our business. Our team consists of academic professionals, software engineers, and diligent young people. We always believe that a successful project needs imagination, defining and accurate planning and correct strategy, considering and foreseeing all possible circumstances, getting the benefit of technology, and a perspective of modern IT approach.

We have been acting as a Sponsoring Organization for Crossref since 2012 and currently work with hundreds of publishers. The Crossref services we support include content registration, Similarity Check, CrossMark and Cited-by. We offer our customers a custom web app ( which they can access and easily submit or edit DOIs and metadata with our simple, user-friendly interface. Demo accounts are available for testing. We also provide our Sponsored Members tutorial videos in order to let them start registering content right away. We are ready to work with any publisher who is willing to get benefits of using CrossRef services.


Any potential Sponsored Member (international) may get in touch with us by sending an email to or they can reach us via Whatsapp (+90 537 727 8803). For those local customers - within Turkey - our call center number is +90 850 303 1955.

+- Informatics, India

Informatics - India

Informatics was promoted three and a half decades ago with a vision to be a leading global player in the electronic information Business. Focusing on both domestic and global markets, we serve global publishing clients by providing editorial and compilation services that includes – Online Journal Management System (OJMS), digitization of backfiles, DOI, Plagiarism Check Service, Layout Designing, online & print publishing.


Phone: 9900236751 Email:

+- Journals & Authors, Colombia

Journals & Authors - Colombia

Somos una empresa que quiere ayudar al aumento de la calidad y mejoramiento de la difusión de la literatura científica. Nuestros esfuerzos se concentran en brindar a los editores de revistas y autores de manuscritos, asesorías y servicios calificados para la redacción, edición, publicación, difusión y posicionamiento de los textos científicos. Nos distinguimos por la calidad y puntualidad de nuestros servicios, el profesionalismo, experiencia y buen trato. Nuestro equipo está conformado por profesionales de las áreas de la ingeniería de sistemas, traducción, salud pública, ciencias sociales y humanas, publicidad, bibliotecología, diseño gráfico y web y la administración financiera.

Propendemos por una difusión del conocimiento en el marco de buenas prácticas editoriales que eviten las violaciones éticas y favorezcan el crecimiento razonable de la literatura especializada.

Estamos siempre atentos para conocer las necesidades de nuestros clientes y dispuestos a construir relaciones duraderas basadas en la confianza que nos permitan poner en práctica las estrategias más eficaces e innovadoras para su revista o artículo científico. Nuestros mayores clientes son las Universidades por trabajar con publicaciones científicas, sin embargo, no tenemos exclusiones en el momento.

Our company aims to contribute to enhancing the quality and dissemination of scientific literature. We are committed to provide researchers and journal editors with qualified services and consulting for drafting, editing, publishing, disseminating and positioning their scientific publications. We stand by the quality and timeliness of our services, professionalism, expertise and friendly treatment. Our team is comprised of professionals in the fields of systems engineering, translation, public health, social and human sciences, advertising, library and information science, graphic and web design and financial administration.

We promote access to knowledge within the framework of good editorial practices that prevent ethical violations and encourage the reasonable growth of scientific literature. We are always responsive to the needs of our customers and are willing to build lasting relationships with them based on trust, which allow us to implement the most effective and innovative strategies for their journal or papers.

Our biggest clients are Universities for working with scientific publications, however, we do not have exclusions at the moment.


Operamos desde Medellín, Colombia. Si usted desea conocer más nuestros servicios por favor contáctenos. Escríbanos a y con gusto le daremos toda la información que necesite o visítenos en

We are headquartered in Medellin, Colombia. If you wish to quote our services, please write to us to or visit

+- National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia

National and University Library in Zagreb - Croatia

National and University Library in Zagreb is the host institution of the Croatian DOI Office. The role of the Office is to act as an intermediary between Croatian publishers of scientific journals and the Crossref DOI registration agency, manage DOI-related administrative operations (e.g. DOI membership, payment of DOI services), provide technical support and organise the promotion of the DOI system.

It intermediates in the assignment of DOIs and content registration for titles, volumes, issues and articles of Croatian current online scientific and professional journals whose publishers are interested in membership in the DOI system, or those that are already members of the system but wish to use the advantages available as part of services provided by the Office. The standards required for DOI assignment for journals are that they regularly publish full-text articles in the Croatian online environment, that their bibliographic data and other related details are available according to Crossref recommendations and that they have an ISSN.

Membership through the Croatian DOI Office enables publishers to use a unique prefix, or, in the case of publishers who were part of the DOI system before registering with the Office, to keep using the prefix that they were assigned at their first independent DOI registration request. The Office provides its technical support through a newly developed unique national DOI system (DOI-HR). The National and University Library in Zagreb, as an authorised archive, is responsible for the permanent storage of metadata and objects assigned DOIs. Thus, in the case that an object disappears from the internet, its DOI is redirected to its archived copy in order to ensure the permanency of its link to the object. The expenses for all DOI services and membership during one year for publishers applying for DOIs through the Croatian DOI Office are covered by subsidies provided by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education.


Homepage: E-mail:

+- NEICON, Russia

NEICON - Russia

Not-for-profit Partnership National Electronic Information Consortium (NEICON) was established in 2002 as an independent union of Russian scholar and educational organizations which produces and use science information. The membership is free. Currently NEICON joins over 1000 scientific and educational organizations from Russia. Today NEICON works on various directions

  • Information support on over 400 international resources and databases
  • Education Center on legal and practical matters
  • Conferences, seminars, master-classes, etc.
  • Represents ORCID, COUNTER, DOAJ, Crossref
  • Elpub editorial platform
  • Publishing House
  • National Open Access Repository Project (NORA)

NECON runs a Russian helpdesk for Crossref queries - this is available even to members not cooperating directly with NEICON. They can be contacted by phone on: +7 (499) 754-99-93, or via email: See:

NEICON cooperates with all types of organizations.

Некоммерческое партнерство Национальный электронно-информационный консорциум (НЭИКОН) был образован в 2002 г. как независимое объединение российских научных и образовательных организаций-потребителей и генераторов научной информации. Членство в Консорциуме для всех типов организаций – бесплатное. На настоящий момент НЭИКОН в своем составе имеет более 1000 научно-исследовательских и образовательных учреждений России. Сегодня НЭИКОН – это:

  • Информационное обеспечение организаций – более 400 ресурсов
  • Учебный центр способствует повышению информационной и правовой грамотности
  • Проведение семинаров, мастер классов, конференций по актуальным вопросам издательского и библиотечного сообществ
  • Партнерство с ORCID, COUNTER, DOAJ, Crossref
  • Система комплексной поддержки научного журнала – Elpub
  • Издательство
  • Проект «Национальный агрегатор открытых депозитариев российских университетов» (НОРА)
  • НЭИКОН сотрудничает с организациями любого типа

НЭИКОН оказывает техническую и методическую поддержку по работе с DOI и другими сервисами Crossref на русском языке. Сервис доступен для всех, а не только для членов Консорциума и пользователей Платформы Elpub. Связаться со Службой можно по телефону +7 (499) 754-99-93, или почтой


Maxim Mitrofanov/Максим Митрофанов
Phone: +7(499)754-99-93

+- Neliti, Indonesia

Neliti - Indonesia

Neliti is a web-based software platform for creating, hosting, managing and indexing institutional repositories, academic journals and conference proceedings.

Neliti offers DOI registration as an auxiliary service to help institutions assign DOIs and utilize other Crossref services.

Neliti runs a helpdesk for Crossref-related enquiries which is available for all institutions, including those not directly working with Neliti. They can be contacted via email at For more information, please visit


+- Open Academia, Sweden

Open Academia - Sweden

Open Academia is partnering with Public Knowledge Project (PKP) to provide a complete production and publication service that includes processing manuscripts through copyediting, typesetting, proofreading (liaising with authors), online publication, indexing and archiving. The Open Academia staff also serves as the peer review support contact for all system users: editors, section editors, authors, reviewers and readers.

Basically, we offer support on all core elements of the publishing process. We have clients from all around the globe across all academic disciplines, and support English and Scandinavian languages.

Open Academia also offers individual services ranging from editorial support, production, OJS 3 website design and maintenance. For OJS journals that have recently upgraded to OJS 3, Open Academia can provide training sessions for editorial staff as well as website makeovers.

We form partnerships with academic societies and we also support smaller presses looking to publish open access journals.

Must members use a specific platform? Open Journal Systems (all versions)

Organization type (gov’t, university, not for profit) – all of the above! We typically work with academic societies and universities but welcome work with gov’t and non-profit organizations as well.

Content type – Open Access scholarly journals spanning all sizes and academic disciplines.


+- Open Journal Systems Chile, Chile

Open Journal Systems Chile - Chile

Open Journal Systems Chile es una empresa creada para brindar apoyo al trabajo editorial de los editores en Chile.

Open Journal Systems Chile trabaja exclusivamente con Instituciones y Universidades que utilizan una plataforma Online para la difusión de sus contenidos científicos. Open Journal Systems ofrece todos los servicios que son necesarios para la instalación, mantenimiento y difusión del contenido de las revistas científicas: hosting, Crossref (DOI, Similarity Check, Reference Linking, Cited-by, etc.), indexación, instalación y personalización del sistema OJS, etc.

Con qué tipo de organización acepta / trabaja como Miembro Patrocinado: Región geográfica específica: Chile


Dirección de contacto para consultas:

+- Open Science in Ukraine, Ukraine

Open Science in Ukraine - Ukraine

Open Science in Ukraine (OSU) is a project for the comprehensive support of scientific journals on the Internet.

What do we usually do: - Installing, Configuring, and Running Open Journal Systems (OJS) - Registering content with DOIs - Advising, providing useful information to authors and editors

Feel free to contact! We are always happy to help!


Contact person: Usenko Pavel Phone: +380667791427 Email:

+- Relawan Jurnal Indonesia, Indonesia

Relawan Jurnal Indonesia - Indonesia

Relawan Jurnal Indonesia (RJI)/ Indonesian Journal Volunteers were established after a meeting of the journal managers in Indonesia.

Represented parties agreed upon a voluntary spirit and contributions of thoughts, energy and materials related to electronic journal management with other journal managers in other universities, research institutions, and other institutions publishing journals throughout Indonesia without any differentiation. To realize its vision, Relawan Jurnal Indonesia registered its organization with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia numbered AHU-0005712.AH.01.07.YEAR 2017, on Certification of Legitimately Established Organization of the Relawan Jurnal Indonesia/Indonesian Journal Volunteers. The vision of Relawan Jurnal Indonesia/Indonesian Journal Volunteers, is to assist journal managers’ publication processes into at least a national-level of high quality, and well-respected electronic journal management.

Type of organization we can work with: - Publishers or Universities using Open Journal System for their journals or Open Monograph Press for their Books, or Eprints for their Repositories. However, any similar platoforms are welcome. - Come from Indonesia or Southeast Asia. Other regions in Asia are welcome if they are not a profit oriented organization. - Languages: English, Bahasa (Indonesia). - Organization types: Universities, Governments, or other non profit organizations are welcome. - Fee category: We welcome publisher or organization with total publishing revenue or expenses less than $1 million USD/Year - Content types: Journals, books, conference proceedings, conference papers, theses, dissertations.

For more information see:


+- URAN Publishing Service, Ukraine

URAN Publishing Service - Ukraine

URAN Publishing Service is a Ukrainian technology company, working for sector of universities and research institutions of the Eastern European region. The main activity of the company is development of software for scientific information analytics and dissemination. Acting as a Sponsoring Organization of PILA for Ukrainian scholarly publishers, URAN Publishing Service supports DOI regional registry (Ukrainan registry of research outputs) and acts as an authorized intermediary between Ukrainian publishers and the Crossref DOI registry.

More information about URAN Publishing Service can be found at (English) or (Ukrainian).

Our services for publishers include PILA/Crossref membership benefits as a part of membership in the project “Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine” ( This project is a national technology platform of Ukrainian scholarly periodicals (journals and proceedings). The resource is being developed on the basis of voluntary mutually beneficial partnership of publishers, academic libraries and information centers of Ukraine.

URAN Publishing Service provides publishers with full technical assistance and consultation support. Fee categories (tariff packs) depends on amount of published content.

under 250 articles per year: 10 800 UAH

251-500 articles per year: 18 960 UAH

501-1000 articles per year: 37 020 UAH

1001-2000 articles per year: 72 000 UAH

2001-5000 articles per year: 175 020 UAH


Local support service:

+- Wanfang Data, China

Wanfang Data - China

Wanfang Data focuses on science & technology, academic contents over 25 years as the leading information service provider in China. It was founded by Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) in 1993, which is subsidiary of Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China, became the first state-owned shareholding high technology enterprise in information service area in 2000.

In 2007,Wanfang Data & ISTIC established the first DOI registration service in Asia - “Chinese DOI” jointly. By the end of 2017, we’ve registered more than 27 million DOIs for contents published in China, including 25 million journal papers from 7400 journal titles, 2 million dissertations, science data sets, books, conference proceedings, etc.

In 2013, Wanfang Data became a Sponsoring Affiliate of Crossref, to help academic publishers in China to register DOIs for their English contents with Crossref service. Our agent service for Crossref combined with Chinese DOI service can help publishers promote the influence for their English contents quickly and widely, both in China and abroad.

Phone: +861058882665

Address: Room 216, 15 Fuxing Rd., Beijing China, 100038

QQ Group: 277120936 (please note the name of your journal or organization when you join the group)

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For more information please contact our membership team.

Last Updated: 2018 May 23 by Rachael Lammey