Advice for using the DOAJ's OpenURL feature.


OpenURL is for retrieving a resource using a structured URL format. On the DOAJ, the parameters included in the request are passed to our search interface, which provides the top result. This means that using OpenURL isn't guaranteed to find your result 100% of the time, even if it exists.

Improving Results

There are a few things you can try if you keep seeing the "not found" page or the wrong result:

Supported OpenURL version

The DOAJ prefers to receive OpenURL 1.0 requests, namely those following the fmt:kev:mtx:journal schema. However, if the old "0.1" syntax is used, the DOAJ will rewrite it to the new syntax and try again. You will see a redirect to an OpenURL 1.0 URL then the result.