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Getting started for New Members - setting yourself up as a member in 3 steps

Step 1: Prepare to register your content

Step 1 of setting yourself up as a member is preparing to register your content with us.

The 3 steps below explain what you need to do before registering your content.

a) Choosing a content registration method

You need to start with deciding on what content registration method you’ll use. This page on our website gives more details about the available options, and a decision tree to help you choose. We have several helper tools that will make content registration easier. Post here if you want to ask advice from other members too!

b) Decide how you’ll construct your DOI suffixes

The next step is to decide how to construct your DOI suffixes. You will receive the DOI prefix from us but you need to decide on the DOI suffix for each content item you will register. This page on our website gives more details about how a DOI is created and provides examples. Post here if you want to ask advice from other members too!

c) Ensure your landing pages meet the guidelines

Then you will need to make sure that your landing pages contain all of the required information. This page on our website provides more detail about how to create a landing page. Post here if you want to ask advice from other members too or if you have a good example of a landing page to share!

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Step 2: Register and verify

Once you have decided on how to construct your DOIs and your landing pages are ready, you will move on to Step 2 of setting yourself up as a member which includes registering and verifying your content.

a) Register your content
The next step is to register your content with Crossref. This page on our website gives more details on how to register your content.

b) Verify your registration
Once you register your content you will need to verify your registration. This page on our website gives more details about how to verify whether your content has been registered and your DOIs are working properly.
Post here if you want to ask advice from other members too!

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Step 3: Display your DOIs

Step 3 of setting yourself up as a member is to display your DOIs.

Once you registered your content you can now display and share your DOIs - just make sure you follow the below guidelines. This page on our website provides more detail about the best way to display your DOIs. You can use your DOIs displayed as URLs whenever you need to share or link to your content.

Post here if you want to ask advice from other members too!

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