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CrossRef DOI Resolver

Type

Dataset

Link

http://dx.doi.org

Source

Ckan.net

Digital Object Idenfiers (DOI) are a persistent identifier strategy used by around 3,000 publishers to identify their documents: mostly scholarly publications. An example of a DOI is

doi:10.1038/171737a0

which identifies:

Watson JD, Crick FH (April 1953). "Molecular structure of nucleic acids; a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid" (PDF). Nature 171 (4356): 737738.

href="http://crossref.org">CrossRef maintains one of the largest DOI registries, and has minted URLs for every DOI they manage. For example the DOI above can also be expressed as the URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/171737a0

When resolved this URL will redirect to the publisher's page for the document that is identified. The dx.doi.org service will content negotiate to make available alternate representations of the citation metadata:


    application/rdf+xml


    text/turtle


    application/atom+xml


    application/unixref+xml (CrossRef's homegrown XML format)

For example:

curl --location --header "Accept: application/rdf+xml" http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/171737a0

Detailed information about journals, pages, authors can be foudn in the data, as well as links to journals in the href="http://periodicals.dataincubator.org/.html">Linked Periodicals dataset. More about the service can be found on a CrossRef

   href="http://www.crossref.org/CrossTech/2011/04/content_negotiation_for_crossr.html">blog post.
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