References matter: register yours to help readers discover your content

When you register your DOI and the metadata of your articles, make sure to include your references. References give researchers and other users of Crossref metadata a vital data point through which to find your content, which in turn increases the chances of your content being read and used.

How does registering references help scholarship?:

  • Guides researchers to your content
  • Helps in evaluation of research
  • Assists with citation counts

It’s very important for members to register references as part of their metadata deposits as soon as they can.

You can get started registering references using one of the following tools:

We strongly encourage reference registration for your benefit and in support of the broader scholarship. An added benefit of registering references is that it improves services such as Cited-by. Participating in Cited-by means you can query for publications that cite your work, as well as show who’s citing you (citation counts and lists) on your articles.

Learn more about registering your references.