Elsevier joins CrossRef Cited-by Linking

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Elsevier has joined CrossRef's Cited-by Linking Service. This service allows CrossRef member publishers to display links on an article page to other articles that cite that particular document. More than 200 publishers deposit references from their scholarly content and display citing links from CrossRef publishers back to that content.

Since August, CrossRef DOI-based cited-by links have been added to over 10 million Elsevier articles on SciVerse ScienceDirect. The next step in Elsevier's implementation will be to submit approximately 200 million references to CrossRef from its large library of scholarly publications. Depositing these references will allow other CrossRef members to display links to Elsevier articles that cite their content.

'Having Elsevier join Cited-by Linking is great news for researchers,' commented Ed Pentz, CrossRef's executive director. 'As with all CrossRef services, the more publishers who participate, the greater the benefit to those in the scholarly communications system. Adding the huge number of Elsevier articles and references to the system will greatly improve individual researchers' ability to evaluate the importance of the literature they look at and to navigate to related research.'


CrossRef Cited-by Linking, which was previously known as Forward Linking, was started in 2006. Today, almost 20 per cent of the 44 million CrossRef DOIs deposited also have their references available to create Cited-by Links.