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 42,793,301 records:

DataCite

21,792,650 Works
100% of identifiers and metadata.

Crossref

9,976,797 Works
8.19% of identifiers and metadata. Import is ongoing.

ORCID

10,924,245 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 31,769,447 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.

16,249,632 Publications

8,393,637 Datasets

183,419 Software

6,403,911 out of all 31,773,247 (20.16%) works have been cited at least once, including 0.99% of works registered with DataCite, and 62.01% of works registered with Crossref.

6,156,820 (37.89%) Cited Publications

97,237 (1.16%) Cited Datasets

1,687 (0.92%) Cited Software

People

DataCite Commons includes all 10,924,245 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.

10,924,245 People

4,589,232 out of all 31,773,247 (14.44%) works have been claimed (connected) to at least one ORCID record, including 5.56% of works registered with DataCite, and 33.86% of works registered with Crossref.

3,635,381 (22.37%) Claimed Publications

615,388 (7.33%) Claimed Datasets

27,205 (14.83%) 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

23,089,067 out of all 31,773,247 (72.67%) works are connected with at least one organization via ROR ID or Crossref Funder ID, including 63.67% of works registered with DataCite, and 92.33% of works registered with Crossref.

12,104,636 (74.49%) Connected Publications

5,769,363 (68.73%) Connected Datasets

179,306 (97.76%) Connected Software