Searching the DOI field

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) is a system for permanently identifying and exchanging intellectual property in the digital environment.

  • Enter a unique DOI code to quickly find a specific record.

  • Enter one or more codes connected with the OR search operator to find multiple records.

  • Enter partial codes and include an asterisk (*) wildcard at the end of the code to find multiple records with DOI codes that begin with the numbers that you enter in the search field.

  • Enter partial codes and include an asterisk (*) wildcard before and after the code to to find multiple records. Both left-hand and right-hand truncation is allowed. For example, *2307/3677* is a valid search query.

Note: If you enter an inaccurate DOI number, the product may return unexpected results. Always check your query to ensure that the DOI number is accurate.


DOI Examples

  • Enter 10.1002/ijc.25857 to find this specific record.

  • Enter 10.1002/ijc.25857 OR 10.1002/ijc.25838 OR 10.1002/ijc.25845 to find these three records.

  • Enter 10.1016/S0140-6736* to find all records that begin with this DOI identifier.

  • Enter 10.1016/S0140* to find all records that begin with this DOI identifier. Note that the number of records that the product retrieves increases when you drop off the last four digits from the first example.

  • Enter 10.1056/NEJMoa* OR 10.1016/S0140-6736* (both search queries contain right-hand truncation) to find all records that begin with either DOI identifier.

  • Enter *2307/3677* (search query contains both left-hand and right-hand truncation) to find records that contain the numbers 2307/3677 somewhere in the DOI identifier. For example, the product finds the following DOI identifiers:

    • 10.2307/3677252
    • 10.2307/3677155
    • 10.2307/3677257
    • and so on ...


About DOI Numbers

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a character string used to uniquely identify an electronic document. It is similar to an ISSN that uniquely identifies a journal or an ISBN that uniquely identifies a book.

Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name and this metadata may include a URL where you can find the document.



DOI® is a registered trademark of the International DOI Foundation.

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