May 2023 newsletter


Hi there,

In this newsletter, we encourage you to start citing data now to aid research integrity and reproducibility, and we share the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) inspiring journey towards complete metadata. Check out our 2023 data file packed with over 140M+ records. We also invite you to take our short survey that’s open until May 18 to help set metadata priorities (and plant a tree!). Additionally, we’re sharing insights from our recent community update.

Feel free to drop me a line anytime—happy to hear your feedback!


Start citing data now. Not later

Data citation is very important for all types of scholarly works. It enhances transparency, reproducibility, and research integrity. We’ve made the process simple so our members can begin citing data now. Once the data citations are submitted, it will be openly shared with the community, including DataCite, through our services and APIs, and will appear in the (soon-to-be launched) Data Citation Corpus.  

Learn more about citing data

Shooting for the stars – ASM’s journey towards complete metadata

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) made a concerted effort to improve its metadata quality. In a recent interview, they shared the challenges and successes they faced in changing their processes to capture richer metadata. They highlighted important factors such as organizational change, support, and understanding the main goal. Furthermore, they gained insights into the value of being flexible, accepting small changes, and acknowledging that the completion of one project can often facilitate the initiation of another.

Discover ASM's journey to enhance metadata

New and improved 2023 public data file now available

We're happy to share our 2023 public data file, containing 140M+ metadata and 76K+ grant records up to March 2023. Download the 185GB file via improved torrent options or directly from our repository. The file includes all references, and you can update records using our API.

Access the public data file  

Take the short survey to help set metadata priorities

Contribute to the development of the Research Nexus vision by taking our brief, anonymous survey. Your input will help us prioritize projects that are most important to our community. As a token of appreciation, we'll plant a tree for each response (up to the first 2000). Make your voice heard! 

Take the survey - plant a tree

Summary of our Community update

During our recent Community update, we engaged with over 200 global members, focusing on the power of metadata and its role in building global connections. We discussed the expansion of our membership, the launch of our Relationship API endpoint, the opening of our Cited-by service, and more. We also shared initial insights from our Metadata Priorities Survey. 

Join the discussion


- Recordings and slides from our Community update: metadata unites the global community

- New interface & enhancements for iThenticate v2 administrators

- Integrity of the scholarly record (ISR) blog series

You’ll find us online and in person...

May 25

Getting started at Crossref-an introduction for new members. New to Crossref and want to learn about the benefits of membership & why metadata matters? Join this event!

May 30-June 1

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 2023 Conference

June 26 - 30

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)

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