Digital Object Identifiers

The Digital Object Identifier System

As defined by the International DOI Foundation, a Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) is a means of persistent identification of intellectual property on digital networks. It is different from commonly used pointers to material such as the URL (Uniform Resource Locator), the usual means of referring to World Wide Web material - because it identifies an object, not the place where the object is located. Thus the DOI® provides the ideal framework for citing and linking electronic documents.

Features

The power of the DOI® system is its function as a routing or resolution system. Because digital content may change ownership or location over the course of its useful life, the DOI® system uses a distributed central directory. When a user clicks on a DOI®, a message is sent to the central directory where the current address associated with that DOI® appears. This location is sent back to the user, enabling redirection within a browser to this particular Internet address. Thus a user clicking on a DOI® (for example: "10.1021/jp981874z"), will be connected to a page on the publisher's Web site showing a full bibliographical citation of the article, and, in most cases, the abstract as well. The reader can then access the full text article through the appropriate mechanism.

Structure

The DOI® consists of a unique alphanumeric character string. It has two components, the prefix and the suffix, which together form the DOI®. The first element, the prefix, is assigned to an appropriate grouping of content such as the publisher. Following the prefix (separated by a forward slash) is a suffix (unique to a given prefix) to identify the entity (such as a book or article).

Supported Journals

The 130 online journals supported by the bibliography Cluster Literature and their corresponding DOI® prefixes are listed in the table below (database version: 9 January 2010):
Journal DOI® Prefix
Accounts of Chemical Research10.1021/…
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces10.1021…
ACS Nano10.1021…
Advanced Functional Materials10.1002/…
Advanced Materials10.1002/…
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry10.1007/…
Analytical Chemistry10.1021/…
Angewandte Chemie10.1002/…
Angewandte Chemie International Edition10.1002/…
Annalen der Physik10.1002/…
Annals of Physics10.1016/…
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry10.1146/…
Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing10.1007/…
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics10.1007/…
Applied Physics Letters10.1063/…
Applied Spectroscopy Reviews10.1081/…
Applied Surface Science10.1016/…
Australian Journal of Physics10.1071/…
Canadian Journal of Chemistry10.1139…
Canadian Journal of Physicsnot available
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals10.1016/…
Chemical Physics10.1016/…
Chemical Physics Letters10.1016/…
Chemical Reviews10.1021/…
ChemPhysChem10.1002/…
Comptes Rendus Physique10.1016/…
Computational Materials Science10.1016/…
Computer Physics Communications10.1016/…
Computing Letters10.1163/…
Contributions to Plasma Physics10.1002/…
Czechoslovak Journal of Physics10.1023/…
European Journal of Mass Spectrometry10.1255…
European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei10.1140/…
European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter Physics10.1140/…
European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics10.1140/…
European Physical Journal Special Topics10.1140/…
Europhysics Letters10.1209/…
Faraday Discussions10.1039/…
Hyperfine Interactions10.1023/…
IEEE Transactions on Magneticsnot available
Il Nuovo Cimento A10.1393/…
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics10.1002/…
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry10.1016/…
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes10.1016/…
International Journal of Modern Physics C10.1142/…
International Journal of Molecular Sciencesnot available
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry10.1002/…
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics10.1143/…
Journal of Aerosol Science10.1016/…
Journal of Applied Physics10.1063/…
Journal of Chemical Physics10.1063/…
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation10.1021…
Journal of Cluster Science10.1023/…
Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineeringnot available
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena10.1016/…
Journal of Low Temperature Physics10.1023/…
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials10.1016/…
Journal of Materials Chemistry10.1039/…
Journal of Molecular Modelling10.1007/…
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy10.1006/…
Journal of Molecular Structure10.1016/…
Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM10.1016/…
Journal of Nanoparticle Research10.1007/…
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology10.1166/…
Journal of Physical Chemistry10.1021/…
Journal of Physical Chemistry A10.1021/…
Journal of Physical Chemistry B10.1021/…
Journal of Physical Chemistry C10.1021/…
Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics10.1088/…
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics10.1088/…
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter10.1088/…
Journal of Solid State Chemistry10.1006/…
Journal of the American Chemical Society10.1021/…
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry10.1016/…
Journal of the Chemical Society Dalton Transactions10.1039/…
Journal of the Chemical Society Faraday Transactions10.1039/…
Journal of the Indian Institute of Sciencenot available
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology10.1116/…
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films10.1116/…
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures10.1116/…
Langmuir10.1021/…
Low Temperature Physics10.1063/…
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering10.1088/…
Molecular Physics10.1080/…
Nano10.1142…
Nano Letters10.1021/…
Nanoscale Research Letters10.1007…
Nanotechnology10.1088/…
Nature10.1038/…
Nature Materials10.1038…
New Journal of Physics10.1088/…
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms10.1016/…
Nuclear Physics A10.1016/…
Optics Communications10.1016/…
Philosophical Magazine B10.1080/…
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A10.1098/…
Physica B: Condensed Matter10.1016/…
Physica Scriptanot available
Physica Status Solidi A: Applications and Materials Science10.1002/…
Physical Chemical Communications10.1039/…
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics10.1039/…
Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics10.1103/…
Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics10.1103/…
Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics10.1103/…
Physical Review D: Particles and Fields10.1103/…
Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics10.1103/…
Physical Review Letters10.1103/…
Physics Letters A10.1016/…
Physics Reports10.1016/…
Physics Todaynot available
Radiochimica Acta10.1524/…
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry10.1002/…
Reports on Progress in Physics10.1088/…
Review of Modern Physics10.1103/…
Review of Scientific Instruments10.1063/…
Reviews on Advanced Materials Sciencenot available
Science10.1126/…
Scripta Materialia10.1016/…
Solid State Communications10.1016/…
Surface Review and Lettersnot available
Surface Science10.1016/…
Surface Science Reports10.1016/…
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts10.1007/…
Thin Solid Films10.1016/…
Vacuum10.1016/…
Zeitschrift für Physik A10.1007/…
Zeitschrift für Physik B10.1007/…
Zeitschrift für Physik C10.1007/…
Zeitschrift für Physik D10.1007/…
Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemienot available

 
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