Crossref Strengthens Product Focus with Appointment of Jennifer Lin to its Management Team

August 20, 2015, Lynnfield, MA – Crossref, the not-for profit organization that runs the metadata engine for scholarly content, is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Lin to its management team in the newly-created position of Director of Product Management. 

In this role Jennifer will be responsible for overseeing all stages of product development, maintaining the existing portfolio of services, and keeping her finger on the pulse of developments in scholarly communications.

Executive Director, Ed Pentz, says “Jennifer has been involved in a number of scholarly publishing initiatives, such as the DOI Event Tracking project, impressing with her knowledge of the industry and her ability to drive projects forward. Her addition to the team will enable us to solidify Crossref’s current offerings, develop new services through a well-defined product development process, and contribute to further improvements for the scholarly communications community.”

Jennifer Lin says: “Crossref has been a stalwart and foundational part of scholarly communications since 2000. I’m thrilled to continue building on its tradition of professionalism and technological innovation with this incredible team. This is an exciting time of emerging tools and solutions that address longstanding barriers to research dissemination. I see great advances for the entire research enterprise in the near future through the cooperative engagement of Crossref partners.”

Jennifer has fifteen years’ experience in product development, project management, community outreach, and change management within the scholarly communications, education, and public sectors. She joins Crossref after four years at the Public Library of Science (PLOS) where she oversaw product strategy and development for their data program, article-level metrics initiative, and open assessment activities. Prior to PLOS, she was a consultant with Accenture, working with Fortune 500 companies as well as governments, to develop and deploy new products and services. Jennifer earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University. Jennifer started at Crossref on August 24 and can be reached via twitter @jenniferlin15 or email [email protected]

About Crossref (
The global not-for-profit membership organization, Crossref runs the metadata engine for scholarly research content and brings together publishers and their metadata for the benefit of the whole community. Set up by publishers to enable reliable reference linking, its remit has extended to include other data and services that address the status of and relationships between scholarly works of all kinds.