DOI® System Examples

The following links are examples of some of the ways in which Registration Agencies and their customers are using DOI® names. Note that the use of DOI names as persistent identifiers is guaranteed by the active management of the DOI record (and so not necessarily seen by the user); the use of DOI names as interoperable identifiers is facilitated by the provision of structured DOI metadata (which may be seen by the user or may be machine-to-machine).

Also of interest are presentations given at open DOI Outreach meetings from several DOI Registration Agencies describing how they have implemented DOI for their industries and giving examples of the applications that have been built.


Registration Agency



View DOI names in the context of references to scientific and technical journal articles, and book chapters:

  • Journal Article: "Quantum tomography: Measured measurement", Markus Aspelmeyer, nature physics January 2009, Volume 5, No 1, pp11-12; [ doi:10.1038/nphys1170 ]
  • Book Chapter: Held, Gilbert. Internetworking LANs and WANs (Second Edition), John Wiley & Sons, 1998, Published Online 05 Oct 2001. Chapter 1, Network Concepts (p 1-30) [ doi:10.1002/0470841559.ch1 ]


DOI names for accessing registered research datasets:

Sets & Subsets:

  • Irino, T; Tada, R (2009): Chemical and mineral compositions of sediments from ODP Site 127-797. Geological Institute, University of Tokyo. [ doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.726855 ]

Earthquake Event, Authored by Automated System:

Mapped Visualisation of a Dataset:

  • Kraus, Stefan; del Valle, Rodolfo (2008): Geological map of Potter Peninsula (King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula). Instituto Antártico Chileno, Punta Arenas, Chile & Instituto Antártico Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [ doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.667386 ]

Video of eye operation that supplements a medical journal:

  • B. Kirchhof (2009) Silicone oil bubbles entrapped in the vitreous base during silicone oil removal, Video Journal of Vitreoretinal Surgery. [ doi: 10.3207/2959859860 ]

Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC)

DOI names for Chinese journals, data sets and dissertations:

  • Journal article: 张愚.氢键复合物中键长变化与振动频率移动相关性重访[J].物理化学学报, 2012, 28(03):499-503. [ doi:10.3866/PKU.WHXB201112303 ]
  • Science data: 阎广建, 康国婷, 任华忠等. 黑河综合遥感联合试验:盈科绿洲、花寨子荒漠和临泽草地加密观测区地基热像仪地表辐射温度观测数据集. 北京师范大学; 中国科学院遥感应用研究所; 中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所; 兰州交通大学. 2008. [ doi:10.3972/water973.0145.db ]

    Yan Guangjian, Kang Guoting, Ren Huazhong, Chen Ling, He Tao, Wang Haoxing, Wang Tianxing, Liu Qiang, Li Hua, Xia Chuanfu, Zhou Chunyan, Chen Shaohui, Yang Tianfu. WATER: Dataset of LST (land surface temperature) observed by the thermal camera in the Yingke oasis, Huazhaizi desert steppe and Linze grassland foci experimental areas. Beijing Normal University; Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lanzhou Jiaotong University. 2008. [ doi:10.3972/water973.0145.db ]
  • Dissertation: 刘乃安. 生物质材料热解失重动力学及其分析方法研究[D].安徽:中国科学技术大学, 2000. [ doi:10.7666/d.y351065 ]

Japan Link Center (JaLC)

DOI names for Japanese Journal articles:

  • Journal Article: 竹本 賢太郎, 川東 正美, 久保 信行, 左近 多喜男, 大学におけるWebメールとターミナルサービスの研究, 標準化研究 Vol.7(2009), No.1 p.11-20 [ doi:10.11467/isss2003.7.1_11 ]
  • Journal Article: 川崎 努, 植物における免疫誘導と病原微生物の感染戦略, ライフサイエンス 領域融合レビュー, 2, e008 (2013), [ doi:10.7875/leading.author.2.e008 ]

Multilingual European DOI Registration Agency mEDRA

Sampling of resources identified using mEDRA DOI names:

  • Journal Article: Prodi, Romano. "L'industria dopo l'euro", L'industria-Rivista di economia e politica industriale 4, 559-566 (2002); [ doi:10.1430/8105 ]
  • Monograph: Attanasio, Piero. "The use of DOI system in eContent value chain: The case of Casalini Digital Division and mEDRA", White Paper (PDF). [ doi:10.1392/BC1.0 ]
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