May 28, 2022

CrossRef Will Launch Their Text and Data Mining Service This Month, Free to Researchers and Public

From the April 2014 issue of CrossRef Quarterly:

After a successful pilot under the name “Prospect,” CrossRef’s support for publishers to simplify text and data mining access for researchers involves two components:

  • A CrossRef API researchers can use to access the full text of content identified by CrossRef DOIs across publisher sites and regardless of their business model.
  • An optional click-through service that researchers and publishers can use as an efficient mechanism to provide “click-through” agreement of proprietary TDM licenses, if the publisher requires them.

[Our emphasis] Both components are free to use by researchers and the public.

CrossRef metadata already contains over 130,000 full-text links deposited by a number of publisher members, including Hindawi, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Physics.

Learn More: Upcoming Webinars

Note: For some additional background about the new we suggest taking a look at this infoDOCKET post from December 23, 2013.

See Also: Complete Issue of CrossRef Quarterly (April 2014)

Articles Include:

  • CrossRef DOIs in Use: Metadata in Multiple Languages
  • FundRef from CrossRef: Funder and Licensing Information
  • New CrossRef API to Find Funding and Licensing Data
  • CrossMark Records and Views top 40
  • CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening Service Usage Grows
  • Tech Corner: CrossRef DOIs Are Not Just for Journals
  • Communicating our Value: CrossRef Branding Project
  •  ORCID Passes 600K Registrants
  • CrossRef Statistics
About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.