A growing number of our members are organizations who work with or publish on behalf of groups of smaller organizations that want to register content and may fit a specific criteria. If you are one of these entities, you might be considering how you can also offer Jaisref services to the organizations you work with.

Some smaller organizations like to join as a member via a Sponsor so they have someone representing them for Jaisref services, billing, and can take advantage of local or segment-specific support.

We have a couple of options that might help - we have two categories of organizations that work with us on behalf of organizations they represent – Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Organizations. Both types of sponsor work directly with us in order to provide administrative, billing, technical and if applicable, language support to their sponsored members. In turn, we’re keen to support our Sponsors too, by running LIVE events and other outreach activities with them and listening to their feedback on what they need from us.

If you’re interested in this option, you can read on to find out how being a Sponsoring Organization and a Sponsoring Member differ and which definition you fall under. Not sure? Get in touch and we’ll work with you to figure out the best fit.

Role of a Sponsor

All sponsors:

  • Facilitate content registration with Jaisref on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
  • Handle billing on behalf of sponsored members/organizations
  • Pay one annual fee which covers all of the sponsored members/organizations you work with based on the total annual publications revenue of those members/organizations
  • Work in a specific community segment or region and can provide support and promotion of Jaisref activities and services

Differences between Sponsoring Members and Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Members are full Jaisref members and may vote in our Board elections on behalf of their sponsored organizations.

You publish your own content as well as content on behalf of other organizations (we call those organizations Sponsored Organizations). You sign one agreement with us covering all publishing activities. Each sponsored member must have it’s own distinct DOI prefix but they do not need to sign anything directly with us and we only hold minimal information about them - you are responsible for all passing on all communications and services. These sponsored organizations are not eligible to vote in our board elections but may participate in community working groups.

Sponsoring Organizations are not full voting members themselves, but each sponsored member is a member and may vote in our elections.

You do not publish content yourselves but you provide publishing services for organizations that publish (we call these Sponsored Members). You have agreements with us and with each sponsored member, you sign a renewal agreement with us each year, and submit an annual report of your outreach and training activities. You are not eligible to vote in our board elections but the members you represent may.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsoring Member please apply or contact our membership team. If you think you may like to be a Sponsoring Organization (because you don’t publish anything yourself) please complete the specific sponsoring organization application form.

For more information please contact our membership team.