shortdoi.org - Short DOI Lookup

Q

What is short DOI? How to get a short DOI from the regular DOI?

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A

Short DOI is a short string that represents a regular DOI string. You can use shortdoi.org Website to look up a short DOI of a given regular DOI.

1. Go to http://shortdoi.org. You see the short DOI lookup form.

2. Enter your regular DOI string like 10.1037/0003-066X.59.1.29. And click "Submit". You see the short DOI string returned in the form of a URL: https://doi.org/aabcd. The actual short DOI is the last part of the URL: aabcd.

Short DOI Lookup - shortdoi.org
Short DOI Lookup - shortdoi.org

3. You can also call the shortdoi.org API to lookup the short DOI with a computer program.

curl http://shortdoi.org/{doi}
curl http://shortdoi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.59.1.29

curl http://shortdoi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.59.1.29?format=json
{
"DOI":"10.1037/0003-066X.59.1.29",
"ShortDOI":"10/aabcd",
"IsNew":false
}

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