Statistics

This page gives an overview of the information about works, people and organizations made available via DataCite Commons. Please reach out to DataCite Support for questions or comments.

Data Sources

The following main data sources are used in DataCite Commons for a total of currently 12,476,748 records:

DataCite

321,911 Works
100% of identifiers and metadata.

Crossref

1,131,002 Works
0.93% of identifiers and metadata. Import is ongoing.

ORCID

10,924,226 People
100% of identifiers. Personal and employment metadata.

ROR

99,609 Organizations
100% of identifiers and metadata.
Additional information comes from these data sources:
  • Wikidata: inception year, geolocation and Twitter account for organizations
  • Unpaywall: download link for Open Access content via Crossref

Works

DataCite Commons currently includes 1,452,913 works, with identifiers and metadata provided by DataCite and Crossref. For the three major work types publication, dataset and software, the respective numbers by publication year are shown below.

1,184,760 Publications

142,567 Datasets

4,578 Software

397,094 out of all 1,456,651 (27.26%) works have been cited at least once, including 1.45% of works registered with DataCite, and 34.66% of works registered with Crossref.

395,296 (33.37%) Cited Publications

1,003 (0.70%) Cited Datasets

1 (0.02%) Cited Software

People

DataCite Commons includes all 10,924,226 ORCID identifiers, and personal and employment metadata. This information is retrieved live from the ORCID REST API, the respective numbers by registration year are shown below.

10,924,226 People

274,647 out of all 1,456,651 (18.85%) works have been claimed (connected) to at least one ORCID record, including 26.58% of works registered with DataCite, and 16.72% of works registered with Crossref.

193,996 (16.37%) Claimed Publications

10,001 (7.01%) Claimed Datasets

3,273 (71.49%) Claimed Software

Organizations

DataCite Commons includes all 99,609 Research Organization Registry (ROR) identifiers and metadata. This information is retrieved live from the ROR REST API, the respective numbers by registration year are shown below.

99,609 Organizations

251,704 out of all 1,456,651 (17.28%) works are connected with at least one organization via ROR ID or Crossref Funder ID, including 51.89% of works registered with DataCite, and 7.49% of works registered with Crossref.

108,372 (9.15%) Connected Publications

42,918 (30.10%) Connected Datasets

3,360 (73.39%) Connected Software