Simple Text Query
The Simple Text Query form allows you to retrieve DOI names for journal articles, books, and chapters by cutting and pasting a reference or reference list into the query box. References are entered as a standard bibliographic entry, such as:
Clow GD, McKay CP, Simmons Jr. GM, and Wharton RA, Jr. 1988. Climatological observations and predicted sublimation rates at Lake Hoare, Antarctica. Journal of Climate 1:715-728.
For best results, each reference should appear on a single line. When submitting multiple references, you can enter them in alphabetical order, or as a numbered list. Separate each reference using a blank line.
- Go to the Simple Text Query form and enter a reference or list of references into the search box. As of April 2019, users no longer need to register an email address simply to match references
- select List all possible DOIs per reference to return multiple results
- select Include PubMed IDs in results to include PubMed IDs
- Click Submit
- Optional: to deposit the references you’ve just matched, click deposit on the returned reference list screen. Then enter your email address, which will be used to send you a submission log.
The system attempts to find exactly one DOI for each reference. For some citations, multiple DOIs may be deposited for an item, or the metadata in either the reference or record registered with Crossref is not sufficient to make a single match. Selecting List All Possible DOIs will return multiple results which will need to be evaluated to select the appropriate DOI.
We previously limited the number of monthly reference links to 5,000 per email address. We want our members to match and register as many references as possible, so we have removed the monthly limit. Additionally, we provide space for 1,000 references per submission (increased in April 2019 from 30,000 characters per submission).
If you participate in Cited-by, you can use Simple Text Query to deposit references.