[rfc-i] Citation with DOI

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Tue Sep 30 15:58:43 PDT 2014


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Hi Sean,

On 9/30/14, 2:40 PM, Sean Leonard wrote:
> I’m working on an I-D, in which I would like to cite an academic 
> article. I would like to include its DOI (digital object 
> identifier).
> 
> What is the optimal way to include the DOI? Or is the DOI
> considered “evil” (because back in the day there were some disputes
> between the DOI people and URN/URI people)?

I think we have moved past thinking DOIs are simply "evil."  See
https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/ietf-announce/EQhxsU_csHe-9DjwEoouFGypVKE

> 
> [HASHCLASH] Stevens, M., Lenstra, A., and B. de Weger, 
> "Chosen-prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates 
> for Different Identities", IACR EUROCRYPT 2007, Lecture Notes in 
> Computer Science 4515 1-22, 2007, 
> <http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/>.
> 
> doi>10.1007/978-3-540-72540-4_1
> 
> Some options:
> 
> [HASHCLASH] Stevens, M., Lenstra, A., and B. de Weger, 
> "Chosen-prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates 
> for Different Identities", IACR EUROCRYPT 2007, Lecture Notes in 
> Computer Science 4515 1-22, 2007, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72540-4_1,
>  <http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/>.
> 
> [HASHCLASH] Stevens, M., Lenstra, A., and B. de Weger, 
> "Chosen-prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates 
> for Different Identities", IACR EUROCRYPT 2007, Lecture Notes in 
> Computer Science 4515 1-22, 2007, doi>10.1007/978-3-540-72540-4_1,
>  <http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/>.
> 
> [HASHCLASH] Stevens, M., Lenstra, A., and B. de Weger, 
> "Chosen-prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates 
> for Different Identities", IACR EUROCRYPT 2007, Lecture Notes in 
> Computer Science 4515 1-22, 2007, 
> <http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/>, 
> <info:doi/10.1007/978-3-540-72540-4_1>.
> 
> [HASHCLASH] Stevens, M., Lenstra, A., and B. de Weger, 
> "Chosen-prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates 
> for Different Identities", IACR EUROCRYPT 2007, Lecture Notes in 
> Computer Science 4515 1-22, 2007, 
> <http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/>, 
> <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72540-4_1>.
> 
> or something else…
> 
> Note that doi: is not a provisional or permanent URI scheme, but
> the official DOI handbook says to use “doi:”. On a lot of academic 
> websites, I have seen “doi>”.

The CMOS uses the doi: notation and states "Authors should include
DOIs rather than URLs for sources that make them readily available."
Using DOIs is new for many members of this community, however, so I
think including a URI in addition to the doi: structure would be
acceptable.

So,

[HASHCLASH] Stevens, M., Lenstra, A., and B. de Weger,
"Chosen-prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates
for Different Identities", IACR EUROCRYPT 2007, Lecture Notes in
Computer Science 4515 1-22, 2007,
<http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/>,
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72540-4_1.

is fine for now.  We're still testing out guidance here, so this may
change in the future.

- -Heather
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