Help with multiple resolution

How much does Multiple Resolution cost?

Nothing. There are no fees associated with multiple resolution.

How do I update my Multiple Resolution URLs?

If you are the primary depositor, the primary URL may be updated through usual means. If you need to update a secondary URL you’ll need to re-send the secondary XML file to us with the updated URLs included. When updating, note that we need the item label value and the depositor login to be consistent with those used in the previous update - this is how we know what URL to update.

You can remove secondary URLs by re-submitting your secondary URL deposit with an empty <item/> tag. Be sure the depositor supplying the XML is the same depositor who submitted the initial registration. If you wish to suspend multiple resolution activity entirely, you may supply a “lock” flag to remove all secondary URLs and prevent future secondary URL updates. Details are available in our technical documentation.

How does multiple resolution affect my resolution statistics?

A click on a multiple resolution DOI is still a single click and your resolution reports will reflect that. If you keep track of incoming traffic, multiple resolution clicks will be coming from an interim page instead of the DOI resolver. The interim page is hosted by Crossref (sample URL:

What if I want to do multiple resolution but sometimes want to send people directly to my site?

You can bypass the interim page by appending a label parameter to your DOI link. To force the DOI to resolve to the primary (original) host location, add the locatt=mode:legacy parameter at the end of the URL, for example:

To force the DOI to resolve to a secondary URL, add locatt=label:HOST-XYZ where ‘HOST-XYZ’ is the lable supplied in the secondary URL deposit, for example:

More information about the role of the DOI proxy in multiple resolution is available in our technical documentation.

What if I want to use different URLs based on where the user is coming from - do you support country codes?

Yes we do! You’ll need to supply a distinct URL with the appropriate country code - details are available in our technical documentation.

More questions? Review other FAQs or visit our Support Center to open a support ticket or review detailed technical documentation.

Last Updated: 2016 December 14 by Patricia Feeney