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:
- Crossref XML plugin for OJS: You must first enable References as a submission metadata field and then enable the Crossref reference linking plugin, to include references in your initial deposit, or add them later.
- Web deposit form: the web deposit form can’t currently be used to add references when you first register your content, but you can use Simple Text Query to match references and add them to an existing record. You can add them for any DOI you already registered.
- Direct deposit of XML: you can include references in your original deposit, or add them later. Learn more at how to deposit references for users of direct deposit of XML.
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.