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 11,333,447 records:

DataCite

207,247 Works
100% of identifiers and metadata.

Crossref

840,511 Works
0.71% of identifiers and metadata. Import is ongoing.

ORCID

10,187,091 People
100% of identifiers. Personal and employment metadata.

ROR

98,598 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 1,047,758 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.

860,843 Publications

88,198 Datasets

2,098 Software

376,908 out of all 1,048,245 (35.96%) works have been cited at least once, including 0.43% of works registered with DataCite, and 44.68% of works registered with Crossref.

374,789 (43.54%) Cited Publications

554 (0.63%) Cited Datasets

1 (0.05%) Cited Software

People

DataCite Commons includes all 10,187,091 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.

10,187,091 People

216,426 out of all 1,048,245 (20.65%) works have been claimed (connected) to at least one ORCID record, including 32.65% of works registered with DataCite, and 17.70% of works registered with Crossref.

151,335 (17.58%) Claimed Publications

4,080 (4.63%) Claimed Datasets

1,562 (74.45%) Claimed Software

Organizations

DataCite Commons includes all 98,598 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.

98,598 Organizations

116,503 out of all 1,048,245 (11.11%) works are connected with at least one organization via ROR ID or Crossref Funder ID, including 23.25% of works registered with DataCite, and 8.13% of works registered with Crossref.

79,675 (9.26%) Connected Publications

22,877 (25.94%) Connected Datasets

409 (19.49%) Connected Software