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 49,443,022 records:

DataCite

26,342,160 Works
100% of identifiers and metadata.

Crossref

9,976,797 Works
7.69% of identifiers and metadata. Import is ongoing.

ORCID

13,021,673 People
100% of identifiers. Personal and employment metadata.

ROR

102,392 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 36,318,957 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.

17,368,815 Publications

10,868,780 Datasets

247,466 Software

6,451,449 out of all 36,322,754 (17.76%) works have been cited at least once, including 1.00% of works registered with DataCite, and 62.01% of works registered with Crossref.

6,199,429 (35.69%) Cited Publications

100,868 (0.93%) Cited Datasets

1,869 (0.76%) Cited Software

People

DataCite Commons includes all 13,021,673 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.

13,021,673 People

5,044,200 out of all 36,322,754 (13.89%) works have been claimed (connected) to at least one ORCID record, including 6.32% of works registered with DataCite, and 33.86% of works registered with Crossref.

3,813,331 (21.96%) Claimed Publications

772,903 (7.11%) Claimed Datasets

42,306 (17.10%) Claimed Software

Organizations

DataCite Commons includes all 102,392 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.

102,392 Organizations

26,391,984 out of all 36,322,754 (72.66%) works are connected with at least one organization via ROR ID or Crossref Funder ID, including 65.21% of works registered with DataCite, and 92.33% of works registered with Crossref.

12,976,849 (74.71%) Connected Publications

7,432,090 (68.38%) Connected Datasets

242,246 (97.89%) Connected Software