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June 22, 2021

CrossRef. DOAJ and Crossref sign agreement to remove barriers to scholarly publishing for all. The future of global open access publishing received a boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Directory of Open Access Journals and Crossref. The MOU formalizes an already strong partnership between the two organisations and furthers their shared pursuit of an open scholarly communications ecosystem that is inclusive of emerging publishing communities. [Full Announcement].

April 10, 2020

CrossRef. Free Public Data File of 112+ Million Crossref Records. CrossRef has made a free data file of the public elements from Crossref’s 112.5 million metadata records. It is important to note that Crossref metadata is always openly available. The difference here is that we’ve done the time-saving work of putting all of the records registered through March 2020 into one file for download. All records are included. In other words, the data file has every DOI ever registered with Crossref through March 31st, 2020. This means it’s a large file, 65GB. [Full Announcement].

August 1, 2007

CrossRef. Crossref Pilots Cross-Publisher Plagiarism Detection Service. Crossref, the association behind publishing's preeminent shared digital infrastructure, announced today that it had entered into an agreement with iParadigms (, the company that runs Turnitin and iThenticate, to develop a system that allows scholarly and professional publishers to verify the originality of submitted and published works. The service, when it is launched, will be called "CrossCheck." Six leading academic publishers have agreed to allow their full-text content to be indexed for the pilot, and to test the service along several measures. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2004

CrossRef. CrossRef Launches Pilot Program of CrossRef Search, Powered By Google. CrossRef announced today a new initiative that enables users to search the full text of high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources covering the full spectrum of scholarly research from nine leading publishers. Called CrossRef Search, this new pilot program utilizes the collaborative environment of CrossRef, the reference-linking service for scholarly publishing, and Google search technologies. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2000

Publishers International Linking Association, Inc.. CrossRef goes live: journal reference linking service membership roster grows to 33 publishers. Ed Pentz, Executive Director of CrossRef, announced that the first links enabled by the collaborative reference-linking service have been activated. Ten of the member publishers have submitted more than 1.3 million article records in about 2,700 journals to CrossRef''s Metadata Database. Submission of the records is the first step of the multi-step process; CrossRef members then use this information to enable the links from references in their journal articles to other publishers'' content. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2000

Publishers International Linking Association, Inc.. CrossRef update: fournal reference linking service names executive director, board of directors, new members, and a go live timetable. A group of leading scientific and scholarly publishers today announced the appointment of Ed Pentz as Executive Director of CrossRef, the collaborative reference-linking service announced on November 16, 1999. Mr. Pentz, who will be based in Burlington, Massachusetts, assumed his new position on February 1. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 1999

Publishers International Linking Association, Inc.. Reference linking service announces name - more scientific and scholarly publishers join Crossref. A group of leading scientific and scholarly publishers today announced a name for their reference-linking service to link their journal articles -- Crossref -- as well as the names of four more publishers who have joined this innovative initiative. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 1999

Publishers International Linking Association, Inc.. Reference linking service to aid scientists conducting online research: scientific and scholarly publishers collaborate to offer ground-breaking initiative. Twelve leading scientific and scholarly publishers announced today that they are collaborating on an innovative, market-driven reference-linking initiative that will change the way scientists use the Internet to conduct online research. The reference-linking service represents an unprecedented, cooperative effort among Academic Press; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Institute of Physics; Association for Computing Machinery; Blackwell Science; Elsevier Science; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.; Kluwer Academic Publishers; Nature; Oxford University Press; Springer-Verlag; and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It is expected to launch during the first quarter of 2000. [Full Announcement].