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Linking to Oxford Journals

URL-based linking

OpenURL linking

MARC records

Crossref and DOIs

RSS feeds

Proxy servers

URL-based linking

The preferred method for linking to content is via Crossref DOIs.


In addition, the following URL-based linking is supported:

  1. Platform URL: https://academic.oup.com
  2. Publication home: e.g. https://academic.oup.com/nar A full list of these can be found in the platform’s KBART files.
  3. Current issue: …/issue e.g. https://academic.oup.com/nar/issue
  4. Specific issue: …/issue/{volume-number}/{issue-number} e.g. https://academic.oup.com/nar/issue/43/10
  5. Advance access articles: … /advance-access e.g. https://academic.oup.com/bmb/advance-access
  6. Article by volume/issue/page: … /article-lookup/{volume}/{issue}/{first-page} e.g. https://academic.oup.com/nar/article-lookup/43/10/4785
  7. Article by DOI: https://doi.org/{doi} The platform supports …/article-lookup/doi/{doi} but this is only for use in special circumstances. If a DOI is known, linking via the DOI resolver is recommended.
  8. Article PDF by volume/issue/page: …/pdf-lookup/{volume}/{issue}/{first-page} This generates a 301 redirect for legacy linking purposes.
  9. Article PDF by DOI: …/pdf-lookup/doi/{doi} This generates a 301 redirect for legacy linking purposes.

OpenURL linking

Inbound: In order to link to OUP Journals on the Oxford Academic platform using an OpenURL syntax, use the Crossref OpenURL Resolver.

Outbound: If you are the administrator of an institution which has an OpenURL link server, you can add outbound OpenURL reference links to reference lists on the Oxford Academic platform. Login with your institutional username and select “Institutional Settings.” 

MARC records

Title-level MARC records are available for download into library systems.

Crossref and DOIs

Oxford University Press deposits DOIs and metadata for our journal content with Crossref. Anyone wishing to link to content can query the Crossref database using bibliographic metadata and retrieve DOIs.

If you know the DOI of an article (e.g. doi:10.1093/nar/gkh704), append it to https://doi.org/ to make a link: https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkh704

RSS feeds

Our RSS feeds provide another method to receive  article metadata and links. Find out more about RSS feeds on the  RSS feeds information page.

Proxy servers

All journals published by Oxford University Press have now successfully migrated to the new Oxford Academic platform. If your institution uses EZProxy, you will need to use the new exproxy.cfg file. Please remove reference to the old oxfordjournals.org sites on your proxy server as these will stop working soon and reconfigure any use of the old domain for the new domain ‘academic.oup.com’. Journal-specific URLs can be found by searching the list at https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/journals_a_to_z.

The EZProxy community runs an EZProxy listserv for EZProxy-related questions. See the documentation from OCLC on how to update your ezproxy.cfg file.

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