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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 「 」 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 a document with a DOI, the DOI permanent URL should always be presented (if using APA or Chicago format, present number). If using a citation format that does not specify DOI, the DOI permanent URL should still be presented as a priority.

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"?

To provide readers with the forefront academic information, articles that have been accepted for publication in journals and published online before the printed version are known as "preprint articles", which increase the article's exposure. Preprint articles do not have volume, page numbers, or publication dates yet, but can be identified by their DOI number. The DOI number is a digital identification number for literature. Both preprint and officially published articles will be assigned a DOI number. Through database integration, readers can easily follow the complete publication process of the article by clicking on the DOI link 「 Number

How to cite Preprint Articles?

You can use the year it was published onlineand DOI link of the preprint article to cite the literature.

Here is an example of a citation (based on APA 7th edition, which may vary depending on different citation format standards):

Author name (year of online preprint article). Article title. Journal name. Number

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  1. Barr, AE,Barbe, MF,Clark, BD.(2004).Work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the hand and wrist: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and sensorimotor changes.The journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy,34,610-27.
  2. Bergqvist, U,Wolgast, E,Nilsson, B,Voss, M.(1995).Musculoskeletal disorders among visual display terminal workers: individual, ergonomic, and work organizational factors.Ergonomics,38,763-76.
  3. Cagnie, B,Danneels, L,Van Tiggelen, D,Loose, V,Cambier, D.(2006).Individual and work related risk factors for neck pain among office workers: a cross sectional study.European Spine Journal,16,679-86.
  4. Coggon, D KS,Inskip, H,Croft, P,Campbell, L,Cooper, C.(1998).Osteoarthritis of the hip and occupational lifting.American journal of epidemiology,147,523-8.
  5. Guo, HR,Chang, YC,Yeh, WY,Chen, CW,Guo, YL.(2004).Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder among workers in Taiwan: A nationwide study.Journal of Occupational Health,46,26-36.
Times Cited ( 6 ) 〈TOP〉
  1. 陳昶智(2016)。重複性作業對人體肌肉骨骼傷害的影響-以某化工廠生產作業為例。中原大學工業與系統工程學系學位論文。2016。1-100。 
  2. 黃鈺婷(2014)。旅館從業人員肌肉骨骼疼痛研究。臺北醫學大學公共衛生學系暨研究所學位論文。2014。1-125。 
  3. 蘇錦川(2014)。工作者肌肉骨骼傷害暴露危害評估之研究─以南部某塑膠製品廠為例。中正大學勞工關係學研究所學位論文。2014。1-65。
  4. 馮吉宏(2016)。紡織工業耐隆絲製程工作者肌肉骨骼傷害之研究-以南部某人造纖維製造廠為例。中正大學勞工關係學研究所學位論文。2016。1-113。
  5. 黃惠榆(2016)。電子製造業從業人員下肢靜脈曲張傾向調查。長榮大學職業安全與衛生學系(所)學位論文。2016。1-65。
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