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 40,684,925 records:

DataCite

20,434,583 Works
100% of identifiers and metadata.

Crossref

9,872,811 Works
8.29% of identifiers and metadata. Import is ongoing.

ORCID

10,278,933 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 30,307,394 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.

15,756,550 Publications

7,724,272 Datasets

168,581 Software

6,343,057 out of all 30,342,847 (20.90%) works have been cited at least once, including 0.92% of works registered with DataCite, and 62.33% of works registered with Crossref.

6,106,108 (38.75%) Cited Publications

90,612 (1.17%) Cited Datasets

1,407 (0.83%) Cited Software

People

DataCite Commons includes all 10,278,933 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.

10,278,933 People

4,442,766 out of all 30,342,847 (14.64%) works have been claimed (connected) to at least one ORCID record, including 5.32% of works registered with DataCite, and 33.99% of works registered with Crossref.

3,555,781 (22.57%) Claimed Publications

582,572 (7.54%) Claimed Datasets

24,211 (14.36%) 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

22,454,626 out of all 30,342,847 (74.00%) works are connected with at least one organization via ROR ID or Crossref Funder ID, including 65.20% of works registered with DataCite, and 92.25% of works registered with Crossref.

12,037,373 (76.40%) Connected Publications

5,559,003 (71.97%) Connected Datasets

164,056 (97.32%) Connected Software