CrossRef Event Data

By | August 9, 2019

CrossRef Event Data (ED) is a social media data aggregator started in April 2017 (beta version). ED collects raw social media data from a selection of sources such as Wikipedia, Twitter, Reddit, Stack Exchange Network, etc. for CrossRef registered contents. It doesn’t provide social media metrics but a stream of events (raw data) that occurred for a given piece of registered content with a DOI.

ED connects to some external data sources, turns the data into ‘events’ (bookmarks, comments, shares), and finally provides provenance, context, and links for each event. An example of an event (raw tweet data for a paper) is shown below:

The resulted events are publically available via an open Event Data API. It is possible to use this API to retrieve raw social media data. For more information visit:

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