1. We send you a prefix and login
2. Review different methods for registering your metadata
• One prefix may be used for all content
• New titles may be added at any time
• No limit to the number of DOIs created, also no minimum
number is required.
Your prefix ≠ your content
• It means you created a DOI
• It does not mean you are the current content
DOIs move from member to member all the time!
• The DOI directory: makes the DOI actionable on the web
• Prefix: assigned by Crossref
• Suffix: assigned by the publisher
Total DOI = routes through the DOI resolver to point to the registered URL
More details: https://support.crossref.org/hc/en-us/articles/214669823
Crossref DOI display guidelines
• Always be displayed as a full URL link
• An example of the best practice in displaying a Crossref DOI link is:
• Old format was http://dx.doi.org/
Your landing page
• A full bibliographic citation so that the user can verify they have been
delivered to the correct item
• The DOI displayed as a URL, per display guidelines
• A way to access full text: access to full text is completely controlled
by the publisher but the landing page must be accessible to
What can I register?
Posted content (preprints)
… and more
Dissertation records may be deposited for a single dissertation or thesis. It is also
expected that the dissertation type will be used for deposit of items that have not
been published in books or journals. If a dissertation is published as a book or within a
serial, it should be deposited with the appropriate content type.
Constructing dissertation deposits
A dissertation deposit requires a title, a single author institution, and approval date.
Degree, ISBN, and record number information may also be included.
reference lists, funding data, ORCIDs, license data, clinical trial numbers,
errata, retractions, updates and more through our Crossmark service,
JATS-formatted abstracts, relationships between items…
Ways to register content
• Upload XML file (https://doi.crossref.org)
• The manual web deposit form (https://apps.crossref.org/
• OJS Crossref plugin
• The new Metadata Manager
Metadata deposit schema: for everything
Metadata deposit schema 4.4.1 (documentation)
Resource schema: for adding most non-bibliographic metadata to existing records
All content registration
submissions are added
to the same queue
Most are processed
quickly but if not, you
can view your spot in
Success! Your content now has
persistent identifiers and a Crossref
Failure…your content has not been
Metadata quality is important!
• Funding: funder identifier, grant number
• License: URL and date, free to read?
• Related items: connect to reviews, preprints, data
• ORCID iDs: identify authors
• Updates via Crossmark
Metadata should be…
• up to date
Important to deposit good quality metadata
Viewing your metadata
Crossref Metadata Search
Where does it all go?
Funders, Institutions, Archives & repositories, Research
councils, Data centers, Professional networks, Patent
offices, Indexing services, Publishing vendors, Peer
review systems, Reference manager systems, Lab &
diagnostics suppliers, Info management systems,
Educational tools, Data analytics systems, Literature
1) One takeaway
2) Second takeaway
3) What should the audience remember most?
Why reports are important
• Make sure your content is being registered correctly
• See how it is being used
• Spot any errors
Make sure the correct person at your organization is getting
them! If not, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• Resolution reports are sent out via email at the beginning of each month and includes statistics
about DOI resolutions from the previous month.
• Resolution reports are sent by default to the business contact provided for your organization,
but we can add or change the recipient(s) as needed.
• A separate report is generated for each DOI prefix. The statistics are based on the number of
DOI resolutions through the DOI proxy server (https://doi.org/) on a month-by-month basis.
These statistics give an indication of the traffic generated by users clicking DOIs.
• The DOI links are largely from links in other publishers' journal references to articles, but they
are also from DOI links in secondary databases, links from libraries using DOIs, and even DOIs
in used in print versions.
• When a researcher clicks on a DOI link for an article, that counts as one DOI
resolution. For example, clicking on https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02426 counts
as one resolution to Nature.
• No information is captured about who the user is or where they are coming from.
• These numbers are not a precise measure of traffic to a publisher's website -
cached articles, search engine crawlers not following re-direction, and traffic that
is directed to a locally appropriate copy through a library link resolver would be
included in these numbers, but would not result in inbound traffic to a website.
• Nevertheless, these numbers provide an important measure of the effectiveness
of a member's participation in Crossref.
Tips on failures - don’t panic!
If you have a high number of failures for a DOI you have not published, search the web for the DOI
to see if it is readily available online - it is possible that the DOI is being linked incorrectly.
If an active DOI appears on your failed DOI list, review when the DOI was deposited. For example,
if the DOI was deposited on the 18th, any resolution attempts prior to the 18th will appear on your
Not all DOIs included in the failed DOI .csv are legitimate DOIs ( DOIs that have been published).
Possible reasons for DOI failure include:
• DOI has been distributed but not deposited - any DOIs that have been published should be deposited
immediately to prevent future resolution failures.
• A user can sometimes make mistakes when typing or cutting-and-pasting DOIs. These failures will
appear on your report and for the most part can be ignored - if your report frequently includes what you
determine to be user errors, review how your DOIs are displayed.
Benefits for Members Benefits for the Public
• Easily find out what metadata they
• See what metadata members
• See what their competition is doing • See their progress over time
• See how they can improve and be
the best that they can be
• Understand the quality of
members' metadata and find out
what needs to be improved
• Generally leave being in the dark
• See what their competition is