The Crossref Curriculum

Metadata stewardship

When you become a member of Crossref, you’re joining a community of publishers who have committed to link their content to each other persistently, and to share their metadata with each other and with the scholarly community.

You’re committing to:

  • Stewarding your DOIs and their associated metadata for the long term;
  • Making sure that the DOI always resolves to a live landing page;
  • Keeping the scholarly community aware of any changes to your content (such as withdrawals or retractions);
  • Adding to, updating, and perhaps even deleting some metadata to keep your metadata useful to the whole community and to make your content even more discoverable.

Here’s the key information to help you fulfil these responsibilities:

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson