Sponsoring Organizations

A growing number of the organizations we work with don’t publish content themselves, but instead work with and provide publishing services for groups of smaller organizations who do want to register content and fit 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.

Sponsoring Organizations work directly with us in order to provide administrative, billing, technical and if applicable, language support to the members they work with. They have agreements with Crossref and with each member they represent, and they submit an annual report to Crossref detailing their outreach and training activities. Sponsoring Organizations are not full voting members themselves, but the organizations that work with them are members and may vote in our elections. 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. You can find a list of our current Sponsors further down this page.

If you’re interested, you can read on to find out what functions/criteria we’d expect a Sponsoring Organization to fulfil. Because our Sponsors are such a key contact with our members, we need to make sure that your organization will be able to meet the criteria to be a Sponsor. If you need more information or have questions about what’s involved get in touch and we can discuss this with you.

Role of a Sponsoring Organization

A Sponsoring Organization will:

  • Facilitate content registration with Crossref on behalf of the members they work with
  • Handle Crossref billing on behalf of these members
  • Pay one annual fee which covers all the members they work with
  • Provide administrative, technical and if applicable, local language support.

Sponsoring Organization criteria

Sponsors are key partners in making Crossref membership benefits available to all; we, therefore, ask them to fulfil certain criteria so that they can represent Crossref accurately and successfully in the community.

About you as a Sponsor:

  • You are a recognized organization in good standing with the scholarly community with a clear online presence describing your services. Your services are a good fit with Crossref services.
  • You exhibit a clear knowledge of Crossref and our services, and of what is achieved by registering content with Crossref.
  • You work with a particular segment or region of the research community who wouldn’t otherwise be able to work with Crossref due to barriers such as:
    • Lack of resources either technically, financially, or operationally (or all)
    • Need for support in languages other than English
  • You have the technical know-how and resources to facilitate Content Registration with Crossref on behalf of members and you understand the importance of complete and accurate metadata, not solely registering a DOI.
  • You are aware that Crossref membership is not open to organizations of individuals who are sanctioned by OFAC (USA).
  • You have a financial model/funding and are capable of covering the membership fees for the members you represent and the content registration fees they incur. You can handle billing on behalf of members and will pay invoices within agreed payment terms.
  • You can demonstrate the above in a plan that you would share with us and update annually.

Your role as a Sponsor:

  • You work with organizations to enable them to be members of Crossref. This includes:
    • Managing the membership set-up and joining process in collaboration with the members and our staff.
    • Ensuring that organizations are clear about what they are agreeing to when becoming a Crossref member and joining Crossref through you as their Sponsor.
    • Ensuring relevant contracts are completed by the member, that accurate information about members is sent to Crossref and kept up-to-date,
    • Sharing and explaining member-specific communications and changes, and helping members adapt to new processes or obligations related to Crossref services.
  • You perform checks to make sure the members you are working with are not prohibited from joining Crossref due to OFAC sanctions.
  • You provide support for and promotion of Crossref activities and services. This includes being the first line of technical support for the members you work with, potentially providing training.
  • You communicate with our staff in a timely manner.
  • You positively contribute to the reputation of Crossref and its inclusive mission, adhering to the code of conduct and best practice guidelines that protect and enhance other members of the Crossref community collectively.

Who are the current Crossref Sponsors?

+- View our Sponsoring Organizations
Africa Sponsoring Organizations Country
African Journal of Political Sciences Algeria
Asia Sponsoring Organizations Country
Academic Research Publishing Group Pakistan
Airiti, Inc. Taiwan
Aliansi Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Indonesia Indonesia
Applied and Natural Science Foundation India
APUB Co. Ltd South Korea
Association for Scientific Computing Electrical and Engineering (ASCEE) Indonesia
Author Cafe Private Ltd. India
Big Time Russia
Clever Consult Kazakhstan
CleverMind Solutions Private Limited India
Conferences.id Indonesia
Docuhut, Co., Ltd. South Korea
EArticle South Korea
Editorum LLC. Russia
Erudite Data Science & Analytics India
Electronic Scientific Library Russia
Forum Pengelola Jurnal Manajemen Indonesia
Guhmok Publishing Co. South Korea
Inforang South Korea
Isway 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 and University Library - St. Klement of Ohrid - Skopje North Macedonia
NEICON ISP Russia, Belarus
Neliti Indonesia
Nurimedia Co., Ltd. South Korea
Relawan Jurnal Indonesia Indonesia
Publishing House for Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology Vietnam
Research and Social Study Institute (ReSSI) Indonesia
Research Support Center Uzbekistan
Scientific Research Solution Pvt. Ltd India
Ubitech Solutions Pvt Ltd India
UnivID Indonesia
Wanfang Data (ISTIC) China
Americas Sponsoring Organizations Country
Accesso Academico Brazil
Altum USA
Advanced Multiple Inc. Canada
Asociacion Uruguaya de Revistas Academicas (AURA) Uruguay
Associacao Brasileira de Editores Cientificos do Brasil (ABEC Brasil) Brazil
Digital Commons USA
High Rate Consulting Corp USA
Infotegra S.A.S. Colombia
Journals and Authors SAS Colombia
Kimun Press SpA Chile
Longleaf Services Inc USA
Meta-datos Mexico
Niva Inc Canada
OpenCiencia Guatemala
Open Journal Systems Chile Chile
Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Canada
Scientificomm LLC Mexico
Telecomexpert Ecuador
University of Toronto Canada
Europe Sponsoring Organizations Country
Cultural Hosting Spain
European Scientific Platform Ukraine
Factoria Nemesys Dospuntocero SL Spain
Gudinfo SL Spain
INASP United Kingdom
Kvantor Plus S.R.L. Republic of Moldova
LIBCOM Piotr Karwasinski Poland
LLC Scientific Publications Ukraine
Lund University Library Sweden
National Library of Armenia Armenia
National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
National and University Library in Zagreb Croatia
Open Academia Sweden
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) The Netherlands
Open Science in Ukraine Ukraine
Prepress Projects, Ltd. United Kingdom
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information - SCSTI Slovakia
Stichting OpenAccess Netherlands
URAN Ukraine
Xercode Media Software, S.L. Spain
Middle East Sponsoring Organizations Country
ASOS Publishing Turkey
Avicenna FZ LLC UAE
BAYT Bilimsel Arastirmalar Basin Yayin Ltd. Turkey
Flaminyo Software Turkey
Han Yazilim Bilisim Hizmetleri Turkey
Online Bilgi Turkey
Tubitak Ulakbim DergiPark Turkey
Turkiye Klinikleri Turkey
Yazilim Parki Bilisim Teknolojileri D.O.R.P. Ltd. Sti. Turkey
+- View our Sponsoring Members
Africa Sponsoring Members Country
African Journals Online (AJOL) South Africa
Sabinet Online Limited South Africa
Americas Sponsoring Members Country
4ID Chile
AIP Publishing USA
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) USA
American Theological Library Association USA
BioOne USA
Biteca Colombia
California Digital Library (EZID) USA
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City USA
Galoa Brazil
Grupo Anltyk S.A. de C.V. Mexico
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA
Johns Hopkins University Press USA
Lepidus Tecnologia Brazil
New York University USA
Notion Wave, Inc Canada
Project Euclid USA
SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT) Chile
The University of the West Indies (UWI Press) Jamaica
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo Mexico
Middle East Sponsoring Members Country
Dar Almandumah Inc. Saudi Arabia
Knowledge E UAE
Asia Sponsoring Members Country
Budapest International Research and Critics Institute Indonesia
ECO-Vector LLC Russia
Eleyon India
EScience Press Pakistan
Institute of Metallurgy and Ore Benefication Kazakhstan
ISARA Solutions India
International Center for Intelligent Research Georgia
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Japan
Kama Research Centre Russia
Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) South Korea
Marwah Infotech India
LLC Integration Education and Science Russia
Russian Agency for Digital Standardization (RADS) Russia
Scientific World /SWorld/, Ltd. Russia
Tadqiqot Uzbekistan
Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University Russia
XMLink South Korea
Europe Sponsoring Members Country
Akdema Bilisim Yayincilik ve Dan. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Turkey
Association of Lithuanian Serials Lithuania
Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia Serbia
Books on Demand Germany
Co. Ltd. Ukrinformnauka Ukraine
Global Science Journal Publishing Ukraine
Laboratory of Intellect, Ltd Belarus
Library and Information Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary
Lucian Blaga Central University Library of Cluj Romania
MedicHub Media Romania
Médecine et Hygiène Switzerland
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) France
Publishing House Helvetica Ukraine
Quotus Publishing Germany
Salvia Medical Sciences United Kingdom
State Scientific Institution - Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technical Expertise and Info Ukraine
Structurae Germany
TK Meganom LLC Ukraine
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Finland
The Publishing house “Internauka” Ukraine
Ubiquity Press, Ltd. United Kingdom
Ukrinformnauka Ukraine
University Goettingen Germany
University of Zurich Switzerland

How to apply to become a Sponsoring Organization

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsoring Organization please apply or contact our membership specialist. We’ll also ask you to complete the specific Sponsoring Organization application form so that we can find out more about your capacity to act as a sponsor.

Working with a Sponsoring Organization

If you are interested in joining Crossref through a Sponsoring Organization,find out more here.


For more information please contact our membership specialist.

Page owner: Ginny Hendricks   |   Last updated 2018-November-09