CrossRef integration now available

27th September 2012

Enhance subject coverage and research output data

Symplectic is pleased to announce Elements has integrated with the CrossRef database. This will allow subscribers to automatically retrieve CrossRef metadata hosted by Symplectic.

The CrossRef database has over 55 million records in total. This includes over 27,000 journals from more than 4,000 publishers.

CrossRef also includes data for book titles, chapters, reference entries, proceedings papers, datasets, working papers and technical reports.

Minimise re-keying of data on scholarly output

CrossRef bibliographic metadata adds supplementary records to existing records in Elements and will ensure the maximum possible coverage of CrossRef Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). Subscribing institutions also have the ability to create a CrossRef record through a DOI search.

“We have integrated the CrossRef database in direct response to our clients needs. With one of the most comprehensive DOI databases in the world, CrossRef will help simplify the Elements workflow, while creating a richer data set for reporting” says Daniel Hook, CEO of Symplectic.


CrossRef data is available in Elements v3.8.2, subject to a licence fee. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

More on CrossRef

CrossRef is a not-for-profit network that was founded on publisher collaboration. Launched in 2000, it is a cooperative effort among publishers to enable persistent citation linking in academic journals. Head over to their website for all the details.