Airiti’s DOI policy specifications
The use of DOI spans across national borders and publishing institutions. The vast clustering effect makes information exchange and sharing more frequent and convenient. However, the exchange must rely on a common infrastructure of mutual trust to improve the circulation and operation of the overall DOI.
The Airiti DOI RA is one of the world's ten registration agencies of the International DOI Foundation (IDF), responsible for the DOI applications of objects in Traditional Chinese. It is also the only authorized RA of IDF in Taiwan. In accordance with the IDF’s policy and the current internationally accepted DOI guidelines, Airiti’s DOI policy specifications were formulated to give DOI users and applicants relevant DOI implementation guidelines. If further information about Airiti’s DOI policy specifications is required, please contact us, we shall provide the consultation and assistance as needed.

DOI registration criteria and registration categories

A DOI is unique. Each digital object has its own DOI. Thus, the final published version of the publication shall be the basis for registering the DOI, thereby maintaining the uniqueness of the DOI and avoiding users’ confusion between different versions of the publication. In addition, when the object has the possibility of further publication, such as rewriting the research paper into a journal article, it should be viewed as two different works, each applying for a separate DOI, for future researchers to take hold of the latest research version.
At present, the Airiti DOI RA’s registration categories are as follows:

The DOI registrant

The DOI assigning rules

Each DOI code consists of two parts, a prefix and a suffix, separated by a slash (/). According to the Airiti’s DOI policy
specifications, the allowable characters are: "a-z", "A-Z", "0-9" and "-._;()/", which cannot be terminated with a half-width
period ".".
A DOI is not case sensitive. We will help design a coding that is structural, logically consistent, and easy to implement.
For example:
Assigning according to the publication year - volume - issue - page numbers of the article:10.5870/2003.3(6)112
Assigning according to the journal code - the publication year - sequence number:10.5870/cjp.2010.0001
Using an existing number, like ISSN:10.5870/j.1013-9656

The DOI display principles

The DOI should be considered as part of the basic bibliographic data, displayed near the title of article in paper form, electronic files, and web pages and in citation guides, and displayed in lower case as suggested. The DOI can be displayed with the words "can use to link" or by the DOI permanent link to guide the reader. The display example is as follows:

The DOI registrant

The DOI's pointing link will direct the reader to the location of the article, which may be in the database and academic collection’s or publisher's website. In order to ensure the users to rely on DOI to obtain the most complete and rich information content, Airiti DOI RA requests the following information for DOI registration objects:
Object’s primary title, secondary title, and tertiary title
Publishing institution
Object's DOI name
Object storage URL
Object’s full digital text

The maintenance responsibility of DOI

The persistently effective feature of the DOI comes from the ability to timely change the URL without changing the DOI name. Thus, the correctness of the information and links of the objects depends on the attention and maintenance of the registrant for the objects. After a DOI is registered, the publishing organization of the registered object is obliged to maintain the information and link of the registered object, and in accordance with the adjustment of the information, has free access to the system to correct information and links at any time, so that the user can obtain the most accurate information. Airiti hopes that publishing organizations can work with us to maintain the use characteristics of DOI.