Membership & Fees committee

The Membership & Fees Committee (M & F committee) was established in 2001 and plays an important role in our governance. Made up of 12-14 organizations of both board members and regular members, the group makes recommendations to the board about fees and policies for all of our services.

They regularly review existing fees to discuss if any changes are needed. They also review new services while they are being developed, to assess if fees should be charged and if so, what those fees should be. In addition, the board can also ask the committee to address specific issues about policies and services.

In 2019 the committee undertook a regular fee review which involved a few specific cases being recommended to the board:

  1. Removing the Crossmark fee
  2. Removing the fees for versions and translations (registered by the same member)
  3. Introducing a new $5 fee per Sponsored Member
  4. Updating a set of principles for guiding fee-setting

M&F committee members

Crossref facilitator: Amanda Bartell

Committee member Representative Country Size (items) Org type
AIP Jason Wilde USA 800,600 Company
ASME Robert Wheeler USA 260,000 Society
ACM Scott Delman USA 470,000 Society
eLife Melissa Harrison USA 22,500 Society
Elsevier Rose L’Huillier Netherlands 17,595,000 Company
Frontiers Marie Harrison Switzerland 6500 Company
IET Vincent Cassidy UK 250,000 Society
Wiley Todd Toler (Chair) USA 9,000,000 Company

*Note: Committee in formation

About committee participation

The M&F Committee meets via one-hour conference calls about six times a year, although this can vary depending on what issues the committee is considering. Often proposals are developed by staff and then reviewed and discussed by the committee – so there is reading to do in preparation for the calls.

This is very important work and it’s essential the committee is broadly representative of Crossref’s diverse membership in over 120 countries. Appointments are for one year and participants can sometimes serve multiple terms.

Please contact the outreach team with any questions.

Last Updated: 2019 September 29 by Ginny Hendricks