This article examines a new tool recently proposed by the international Crossref database. Participation Reports aims to improve publicly available metadata of scientific publications as well as provide publishers with new operational tools to support organizational decisions. This new service will be useful primarily to organizations, which provide depositing services to publishers and are intermediaries between them and Crossref database. With the help of the Participation Reports service, this range of services can be significantly expanded because of availability of the information about correctness of the entered metadata as well as the number of links to downloaded material and the possibility of cross-references. The use of the service is illustrated by the example of general academic journals of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.