CrossRef integration now available

Enhance subject coverage and research output data

Symplectic is pleased to announce Elements has integrated with the CrossRefdatabase. 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.

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool