Creating a landing page
As soon your content is registered with Crossref, users will be able to retrieve identifiers and create links with them. Crossref DOIs must resolve to a landing (or response) page that you maintain.
A landing page is a web page that provides further information to someone who has clicked on a DOI link. Your landing page must have:
- A full bibliographic citation so that the user can verify they have been delivered to the correct item
- The DOI displayed as a URL - learn more about our DOI display guidelines
- A way to access full-text: access to full-text is controlled by the publisher, but the landing page must be accessible to everyone.
A DOI can resolve to the HTML full-text of the content, and if this page includes the criteria above, a separate landing page is not necessary. It is not good practice to link directly to a PDF, as it will start downloading when the DOI is clicked. Many Crossref journal DOIs resolve to an abstract.
Example landing page from https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.1.000354