The Application Research on DOI in the Digital Publication of Chinese Sci-Tech Journals

Author(s): Ting Dai

DOI, Digital Object Identifier, has been pervasively applied in digital information resources overseas and becomes an international standard, while in China it’s still on the initial stage. This article discusses the application of DOI in the digital publication of Chinese sci-tech journals, and analyzes the problems, such as inadequate attention, lack of engagement, unsatisfactory application and so on, as well as the countermeasures. Giving the lifting effects of DOI on the digitalizing and networking of Chinese sci-tech journals, journal articles should be registered on DOI for the display degree and citation rate.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a tool for the location identification of digital information published on Internet. Praised as “the bar code on Internet” [1], DOI is the only code to digital resources, providing Internet links to the full text of electronic journals. At the same time, as a complete international service system, DOI could offer the one-stop services, including several value-added ones, such as registration, analysis and citation link. In sci-tech journals, the earliest, most mature and largest scaled applied area, DOI has been adopted widely overseas and becomes the only standard of papers for many publishers of digital documents such as Elsevier, Springer, John Wiley, and Blackwell. Compared with the increasingly mature digitalization and internalization of DOI abroad, it is only on the initial stage at home.

This article starts with the application status of DOI in Chinese sci-tech journals, and then goes into the applied value, problems as well as countermeasures. At last the conclusion is made that the journals should attach great importance to digitization and make full use of the network technique for the DOI registration, building the periodical website for the full texts of journals to promote the display degree and availability.


Journal: Open Journal of Social Sciences
DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.37034

Paper Id: 57968 (metadata)

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