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Choosing a content registration method

In order to get working DOIs for your content and share your metadata with the scholarly ecosystem, you need to register your content with Crossref.

Your metadata is stored with us as XML. Some members send us XML files directly, but if you’re not familiar with writing XML files, you can use a helper tool instead. There are three helper tools available - these are online forms with different fields for you to complete, and this information is converted to XML and deposited with Crossref for you. A big decision to make as a new member is which of our content registration methods to use.

Helper tools

  • Crossref XML plugin for OJS (Open Journal Systems) - you can use this helper tool if you’re using the Open Journal Systems publishing platform.
  • Web deposit form - you can use this form to register metadata for journals, books, conference proceedings, reports, and dissertations.

Direct deposit of XML

Quick guide to choosing your content registration method

Use this chart to choose the best option for you:

Quick guide to choosing your content registration method illustration of the Helper tools and Direct deposit of XML options above

Which content types can you register through which deposit method?

Content type / Deposit method Crossref XML plugin for OJS Web deposit form Direct deposit of XML
Books and chapters No (OJS is a journal platform) Yes Yes
Conference proceedings No (OJS is a journal platform) Yes Yes
Datasets No (OJS is a journal platform) No Yes
Dissertations No (OJS is a journal platform) Yes Yes
Journals and articles Yes Yes Yes
Peer reviews No (OJS is a journal platform) No Yes
Posted content (including preprints) No (OJS is a journal platform) No Yes
Reports and working papers No (OJS is a journal platform) Yes Yes
Standards No (OJS is a journal platform) No Yes
Documentation for this deposit method Crossref XML plugin for OJS Web deposit form Direct deposit of XML

Which deposit methods can I use to register pending publications?

Crossref XML plugin for OJS Web deposit form XML (via the web deposit form, admin tool, or HTTPS POST)
Pending publication No No Yes

Page owner: Amanda Bartell   |   Last updated 2020-April-08