Top 3 DOI Registration Agencies
These specialized registration agencies accept only certain types of digital objects and define mandatory and optional metadata fields to be delivered when registering a DOI. These agencies require that metadata be delivered in well-defined metadata formats. Usually the agency defines their own metadata format or adapt an existing standard to suit their purpose.
|Organization||Description||Membership Fees||Application Page|
|Crossref is the official DOI link Registration Agency for the International DOI Foundation. It was founded as a cooperative effort by journal publishers to enable cross-publisher citation linking for online academic journals.||$275/year (Total publishing revenue or expenses up to $1 million USD)|
See CrossRef Annual membership fees
|mEDRA is the multilingual European DOI Registration Agency. It registers documents of many European Union institutions but is also open to private and public institutions world-wide for registration of serial publications, serial publication issues and serial articles. In OJS language these are journal issues, articles and galleys.||180 € /year (30 DOIs) - 900 € /year (350 DOIs)|
See mEDRA Annual membership fees
|DataCite is an international not-for-profit association of several research institutions. DataCite was originally founded to make DOI registration available for primary research data. Nowadays DataCite registers a broad range of publication objects. In the OJS context these are journal issues, articles, galleys and supplementary files.||Membership fees are not published online. |
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