DataCite Citation Formatter

User Documentation

Access the DataCite Citation Formatter here: http://citation.crosscite.org

What is the DataCite Citation Formatter?

The Citation Formatter takes the metadata description of a DOI and uses the information to build a citation following more than 5,000 citation styles made available by the citationstyles.org project.

This service works across all Registration Agencies including Crossref, mEdra etc.

Who can use the DataCite Citation Formatter?

The Citation Formatter is open to the whole community. It is particularly designed for researchers to build reference lists under a convenient, simple and effective interface.

Format Citations

The Citation Formatter interface is very simple. Just fill the form including:

  • The DOI of the resource you want to cite
  • The citation style you want to use (you can use the drop down menu or type and auto-complete)
  • The language if applies
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Hit 'Format' and the citation will appear in a new box. You can use the 'Copy to clipboard' button to export it faster!

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Would you like to know more?

If you have any questions, requests or ideas please contact us!