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DataCite Support

Welcome to DataCite's support site. Here you will find helpful information about our services. We have included comprehensive technical guides, training materials, and tips to help you successfully use DataCite services. Use the search bar or browse the categories to find the information you are looking for!

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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.

The service works with DOIs from Crossref, mEDRA and ISTIC in addition to DataCite DOIs.

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 publication/dataset 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

Hit 'Format' and the citation will appear in a new box. You can use the 'Copy to clipboard' button to export it faster!

Would you like to know more?

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

DataCite Citation Formatter


User Documentation

Suggested Edits are limited on API Reference Pages

You can only suggest edits to Markdown body content, but not to the API spec.