Retrieving a single DOI

Almost any meaningful use of the DataCite REST API will involve some level of record retrieval. The responses from each of your requests fall into two basic categories: Singletons (i.e., a single record) and Lists (i.e., a list of records). This section of the guide covers singletons, and the next section (Retrieving a list of DOIs) will cover lists.

Singletons are single results, e.g. the metadata for a specific DOI. For example, retrieving the metadata record for the DOI 10.14454/FXWS-0523 from the command line with cURL can be done as follows:

# GET /dois
$ curl https://api.datacite.org/dois/10.14454/FXWS-0523

The API reference provides example code for Node, Ruby, Javascript and Python.

The response would look like this:

{
    "data": {
        "id": "10.14454/fxws-0523",
        "type": "dois",
        "attributes": {
            "doi": "10.14454/fxws-0523",
            "prefix": "10.14454",
            "suffix": "fxws-0523",
            "identifiers": [],
            "alternateIdentifiers": [],
            "creators": [
                {
                    "name": "DataCite Metadata Working Group",
                    "affiliation": [],
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                }
            ],
            "titles": [
                {
                    "title": "DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data and Other Research Outputs v4.4"
                }
            ],
            "publisher": "DataCite",
            "container": {},
            "publicationYear": 2021,
            "subjects": [],
            "contributors": [
                {
                    "name": "de Smaele, Madeleine",
                    "givenName": "Madeleine",
                    "familyName": "de Smaele",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "Delft University of Technology"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "ProjectLeader",
                    "nameIdentifiers": [
                        {
                            "schemeUri": "https://orcid.org",
                            "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4149-8311",
                            "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "name": "Bernal Martínez, Isabel",
                    "givenName": "Isabel",
                    "familyName": "Bernal Martínez",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "Spanish National Research Council"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "ProjectLeader",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Dasler, Robin",
                    "givenName": "Robin",
                    "familyName": "Dasler",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "DataCite"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": [
                        {
                            "schemeUri": "https://orcid.org",
                            "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4695-7874",
                            "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "name": "Ashton, Jan",
                    "givenName": "Jan",
                    "familyName": "Ashton",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "British Library"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Roy, Sophie",
                    "givenName": "Sophie",
                    "familyName": "Roy",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "National Research Council Canada"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Fenner, Martin",
                    "givenName": "Martin",
                    "familyName": "Fenner",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "DataCite"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": [
                        {
                            "schemeUri": "https://orcid.org",
                            "nameIdentifier": "https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6528-2027",
                            "nameIdentifierScheme": "ORCID"
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "name": "Chiloane, Leo",
                    "givenName": "Leo",
                    "familyName": "Chiloane",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "South African Environmental Observation Network"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Burger, Marleen",
                    "givenName": "Marleen",
                    "familyName": "Burger",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "German National Library of Science and Technology"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Yahia, Mohamed",
                    "givenName": "Mohamed",
                    "familyName": "Yahia",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Zolly, Lisa",
                    "givenName": "Lisa",
                    "familyName": "Zolly",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "United States Geological Survey"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Habermann, Ted",
                    "givenName": "Ted",
                    "familyName": "Habermann",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "Metadata Game Changers"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Raugh, Anne",
                    "givenName": "Anne",
                    "familyName": "Raugh",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "University of Maryland, College Park"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Ilik, Violeta",
                    "givenName": "Violeta",
                    "familyName": "Ilik",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "Columbia University"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                },
                {
                    "name": "Foulger, Samantha",
                    "givenName": "Samantha",
                    "familyName": "Foulger",
                    "affiliation": [
                        "Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich"
                    ],
                    "contributorType": "Editor",
                    "nameIdentifiers": []
                }
            ],
            "dates": [
                {
                    "date": "2021",
                    "dateType": "Issued"
                }
            ],
            "language": null,
            "types": {
                "ris": "RPRT",
                "bibtex": "article",
                "citeproc": "article-journal",
                "schemaOrg": "ScholarlyArticle",
                "resourceType": "XSD code",
                "resourceTypeGeneral": "Text"
            },
            "relatedIdentifiers": [],
            "relatedItems": [],
            "sizes": [],
            "formats": [],
            "version": "4.4",
            "rightsList": [],
            "descriptions": [],
            "geoLocations": [],
            "fundingReferences": [],
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                "data": []
            },
            "partOf": {
                "data": []
            },
            "versions": {
                "data": []
            },
            "versionOf": {
                "data": []
            }
        }
    }
}

What's in the response?

The REST API includes the most important attributes as JSON elements, plus the complete DOI Metadata record in XML serialized using Base64 (you can find it under the xml: element).

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Note: Affiliation identifiers (supported in Metadata Schema 4.3+) are not included in REST API responses by default. To include affiliation identifier details, add &affiliation=true to your queries. See our FAQ for more information

The list below provides a description of the additional fields that appear in the API response and provide extra information about the DOI. This information is different from the DOI metadata.

xml

The stored DataCite Metadata Schema XML encoded in Base64 format.

url

The landing page URL of the DOI.

contentUrl

An array of content URLs associated with the DOI.

metadataVersion

The version of the stored DataCite metadata, incremented once per update.

schemaVersion

The DataCite Metadata Schema version of the stored DOI metadata represented as a URL.

source

The system used to create the DOI. Values include:

ValueSource
mdsMDS API
apiREST API
fabricaFormFabrica Form
fabricaFabrica File Upload
ezEZ API

isActive

"true" if the DOI is in Findable state. Otherwise, "false".

state

The state of the DOI. Options are "findable", "registered", and "draft".

reason

Legacy attribute for EZID compatibility.

viewCount

Total views, pulled from Event Data.

downloadCount

Total downloads, pulled from Event Data.

referenceCount

Total references, pulled from Event Data.

citationCount

Total citations, pulled from Event Data.

partCount

Total number of parts, pulled from Event Data.

partOfCount

Total number of parents, pulled from Event Data.

versionCount"

Total number of versions, pulled from Event Data.

versionOfCount

Total number to which this DOI is a version, pulled from Event Data.

created

Creation date of the DOI record in iso8601.

registered

Date the DOI was registered in iso8601.

published

The issued date or publication year.

updated

Date the DOI record was updated in iso8601.

relationships

A dictionary containing relationships to other PIDs and DataCite data objects.

relationships.client.data.id

The repository ID of the holding repository

relationships.client.data.type

Always "clients".

relationships.provider.data.id

The Member or Consortium Organization ID of the associated repository.

relationships.provider.data.type"

Always "providers".

relationships.media

Legacy attribute for media support. An array of media as dictionaries.

relationships.references

An array of references as dictionaries.

relationships.references.data.id

The identifier of the reference.

relationships.references.data.type

The type of the reference identifier. Always "dois".

relationships.citations

An array of citations as dictionaries.

relationships.citations.data.id

The identifier of the citation.

relationships.citations.data.type

The type of the citation identifier. Always "dois".

relationships.parts

An array of parts as dictionaries.

relationships.parts.data.id

The identifier of the part.

relationships.parts.data.type

The type of the part identifier. Always "dois".

relationships.partOf

An array of parents as dictionaries.

relationships.partOf.data.id

The identifier of the parent.

relationships.partOf.data.type

The type of the parent identifier. Always "dois".

relationships.versions

An array of versions as dictionaries.

relationships.versions.data.id

The identifier of the version.

relationships.versions.data.type

The type of the version identifier. Always "dois".

relationships.versionOf

An array of objects to which this DOI is a version as dictionaries.

relationships.versionOf.data.id

The identifier of the object to which this DOI is a version.

relationships.versionOf.data.type

The type of the object to which this DOI is a version. Always "dois".


What’s Next

Retrieving a list of DOIs