Quickly resolve digital object identifiers to their web destinations
Use this extension to quickly resolve DOI and ShortDOI codes via any one of several methods: extension button, right-click on selected text, or omnibox with keyword: doi. DOI Resolver packs some great additional features, too:
1) Generate QR codes which can be scanned by smartphones to share a publication
2) Automatically convert DOI codes on web pages into links (optional setting)
3) Specify your own DOI resolver URL (useful if your institution provides a proxy service)
4) Generate formatted citations for publications
I take your privacy seriously, so this extension requires no Chrome permissions out of the box. Some of the additional features (e.g. citation generation, autolinking URLs) need permissions to function, but these have been made optional and are disabled by default.
This is an open source project. Feel free to adapt the extension to your needs! https://github.com/mdmower/doi-resolver-chrome
Omnibox usage: Type doi and press the space key. Now you can input a DOI code and press enter to retrieve the web destination.
Q1) Can I get DOI Resolver to automatically resolve DOI codes when I enter them in the Omnibox?
A1) The Omnibox API from google prohibits extensions from hijacking input until a keyword is typed (in this case 'doi'). Really, it's better this way; otherwise, rogue extensions would all be fighting to take control of the Omnibox. A chromium developer commented on this (code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=38884#c7). It's up to the chromium team to support direct input of DOIs in the future.
Change history: https://github.com/mdmower/doi-resolver-chrome/commits/master