Introducing DOI2HT.ML - the simple semantic citation server

Academic citations are hard. One of the joys of the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI) is that every academic paper gets a unique reference - like: 10.34053/artivate.8.2.2.

As well as always leading you to a URl of the paper, a DOI also provides lots of metadata. Things like author, publisher, ORCID, year of publication etc.

I've built a simple website that turns any DOI into a semantic HTML reference - get started at DOI2HT.ML.

Here's what it looks like:

Website Screenshot.

Pop a DOI in the box and hit the button. You'll receive an HTML5 citation which has embedded microdata data. It makes a human-readable citation and a robot-readable way for search engines to understand your citation.

It uses content negotiation to get the canonical citation, then it renders it into standards compliant HTML + microdata.

There's no tracking, no cookies, no selling your data. Just a plain HTML site - the way the web should be.



This is a "scatch my own itch" product. I run a citations page where I track whenever I'm mentioned in academia. Feedback very welcome.

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4 thoughts on “Introducing DOI2HT.ML - the simple semantic citation server”

  1. Great tool. I thought it would by funny to report that it barfs on 10.1051/0004-6361/201527101. which has 371 authors…

    …but it doesn’t. Well done.


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