DOI Links on Wikipedia

Analyses of English, Japanese, and Chinese Wikipedias
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49304-6_40

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10075)
Cite this paper as:
Kikkawa J., Takaku M., Yoshikane F. (2016) DOI Links on Wikipedia. In: Morishima A., Rauber A., Liew C. (eds) Digital Libraries: Knowledge, Information, and Data in an Open Access Society. ICADL 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10075. Springer, Cham


In this paper, we analyzed Digital Object Identifier (DOI) links among English, Japanese, and Chinese Wikipedias (hereafter, enwiki, jawiki, and zhwiki, respectively), which possibly work as a bridge between the Web users and scholarly information. Most of the DOI links in these Wikipedias were revealed to be CrossRef DOIs. The second most-referenced in jawiki were JaLC DOIs, whereas those in zhwiki were ISTIC DOIs. JaLC DOIs were uniquely referenced in jawiki, and ISTIC DOIs tend to be referenced in zhwiki. In terms of DOI prefixes, Elsevier BV was the largest registrant in all languages. Nature Publishing Group and Wiley-Blackwell were also commonly referenced. The content hosted by these registrants was shared among the Wikipedia communities. Moreover, overlapping analysis showed that jawiki and zhwiki share the DOI links with enwiki at a similar high rate. The analysis of revision histories showed that the DOI links had been added to enwiki before they were included in jawiki and zhwiki — indicating that the majority of DOI links in jawiki and zhwiki were added by translating from enwiki. These findings imply that the DOI links in Wikipedia may result in multiple counts of altmetrics.


Scholarly communication Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Wikipedia Altmetrics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Library, Information and Media StudiesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Library, Information and Media ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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