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Search Symbol (Half-width) Description of Search Symbols
Space "AND" indicates the intertwining of key terms used in a search
Double Quotation Marks ("") ( " " ) Double quotation marks indicate the beginning and end of a phrase, and the search will only include terms that appear in the same order of those within the quotations. Example: "image process" : " image process "
? Indicates a variable letter. Entering two ? will indicate two variable letters, and so on. Example: "Appl?", search results will yield apple, apply… e , appl y … ( (often used to English word searches) )
* Indicates an unlimited number of variable letters to follow, from 1~n. Example: Enter "appl*", search results will yield apple, apples, apply, applied, application…(often used in English word searches) e , appl es , appl y , appl ied , appl ication … ( (often used to English word searches) )

Boolean logic combinations of key words is a skill used to expand or refine search parameters.
(1) AND (1) AND: Refines search parameters
(2) OR (2) OR: Expands search parameters (3) NOT: Excludes irrelevant parameters


DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier ( D igital O bject I dentifier ) ,
and is the unique identifier for objects on the internet. It can be used to create persistent link and to cite articles.

Using DOI as a persistent link

To create a persistent link, add「」 「 」 before a DOI.
For instance, if the DOI of an article is 10.5297/ser.1201.002 , you can link persistently to the article by entering the following link in your browser: 10.5297/ser.1201.002
The DOI link will always direct you to the most updated article page no matter how the publisher changes the document's position, avoiding errors when engaging in important research.

Cite a document with DOI

When citing references, you should also cite the DOI if the article has one. If your citation guideline does not include DOIs, you may cite the DOI link.

DOIs allow accurate citations, improve academic contents connections, and allow users to gain better experience across different platforms. Currently, there are more than 70 million DOIs registered for academic contents. If you want to understand more about DOI, please visit airiti DOI ) 。



Data Source: Academic Citation Index (ACI)
As Taiwan's largest Citation Index, we currently have on record all Humanities, and Sociology journals that were published in Taiwan. The number of periodicals that are published on a regular basis total around 400 different types. If periodicals that were added to the collection but then halted are counted as well, the number of periodicals total over 500 types. Every year we announce the recorded periodicals' impact factor, etc. to the public, and allow scholars utilize our materials to carry out academic research for free.

Impact Factor: The statistic indicating the average number of times a journal's articles published in the past two years have been cited in the counting year.
Formula: (Number of cites in counting year to articles published in the span of two years ) ÷ (Number of articles published in the span of two years)
Example: The impact factor in 2010 (determined in 2011)
In 2009, Journal A published 15 articles, and these 15 articles were cited 20 times in 2010.
In 2008, Journal A published 16 articles, and these 16 articles were cited 30 times in 2010.
→ →2010's Impact Factor = (20+30) ÷ (15+16) = 1.61 =(20+30)÷(15+16)≒1.61


What is "Preprint"?

In order to provide readers the forefront academic information, after articles are accepted to publish in the journal, we publish them in network before they're printed. Those "on-line first articles" are called the "preprint articles". The preprint articles do not have volume No., page No., publication date, but can be identified by the DOI number. 「 」 Link to the latest version of the article.

How to cite Preprint Articles?

Please use the online publication date and the DOI number of the preprint article to cite the literature.

Cited example (may vary with different formats you cited):

Author name. Article name. Journal name. YYYY/MM/DD online publish in advance.

doi:DOI Number

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  1. 施添福(2001)。日治時代臺灣地域社會的空間結構及其發展機制—以民雄地區為例。臺灣史研究,8(1),1-39。
  2. 人民導報 [Ren min dao bao] 1946。民國 35 年 1 月-3 月,4 月-6 月。臺北 [Taipei]:東方文叢 [Dong fang wen cong]。(影印本台灣大學圖書館館藏)
  3. 臺灣日日新報 [Tai wan ri ri xin bao] 1922。贊成町名改正尊重歷史的方針 [Zan cheng ding ming gai zheng zun zhong li shi de fang zhen]。1 月 26 日 6 版。
  4. 臺灣省行政長官公署 [Taiwan provincial Administrative Executive Office ] 1945。臺灣省行政長官公署組織條例 [Taiwan provincial Administrative Executive Office zu zhi tiao li]。臺灣 [Taiwan]:臺灣省行政長官公署 [Taiwan provincial Administrative Executive Office]。
  5. 臺灣省行政長官公署 [Taiwan provincial Administrative Executive Office ]. 1945。臺灣省各縣市街道名稱改正辦法 [Tai wan sheng ge sian shih jie dao ming cheng gai jheng ban fa]。臺灣省行政長官公署公報 [Tai wan sheng sing jheng jhang guan gong shu gong bao] 1 (1): 1-2。
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  1. Kang, Peter(2017).Colonial Enterprise, National Glory and Regime Legitimacy Commemorative Street-naming after Geographical Names in Hải Phòng, Vietnam.地理學報,85,1-26.
  2. 廖堅均(2014)。記憶‧地方‧城市─「周夢蝶文本」再現的詩人形象與街道空間。臺灣詩學學刊,24,7-45。
  3. 林聖欽(2017)。日本時代到戰後官方政治意識形態對臺灣鄉鎮基層社會地名命名的影響:以苗栗縣頭份、三灣為例。地理研究,67,109-135。
  4. (2017)。臺灣都市街道命名的文化政治:臺北、臺中、臺南的比較。臺灣文獻,68(1),171-216。
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