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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. Jannarone, J. (2011, November). Backlash from Netflix buybacks. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 23, 2011, from
    2. Murphy, K. J. (1998). Executive compensation. Working Paper, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
    3. Abowd, J.(1990).Does performance based managerial compensation affect corporate performance?.Industrial and Labor Relations Review,43,52-73.
    4. Atan, R.,Jasni, N.,Shahwan, Y.(2010).The impact of IFRS 2 "share-based payment" on Malaysian Companies.Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies,13,449-468.
    5. Balachandran, B.,Chalmers, K.,Haman, J.(2008).On-market buybacks, exercisable share options and earnings management.Accounting and Finance,48,25-49.
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    1. 黃愷詠(2012)。現金流量表與現金轉換循環對公司價值之影響。淡江大學管理科學學系碩士班學位論文。2012。1-41。 
    2. 孔令國(2006)。中國大陸企業海外發行決策之個案研究- 以AAC公司為例。淡江大學管理科學研究所企業經營碩士在職專班學位論文。2006。1-80。 
    3. 林郁傑(2007)。一個可動態置換系統模組的無線感測網路作業系統。中興大學資訊科學與工程學系所學位論文。2007。1-62。 
    4. 方春詠(2014)。以NIH3T3細胞探討不同表面修飾奈米銀微粒的細胞攝入與毒性機轉。成功大學環境醫學研究所學位論文。2014。1-67。 
    5. 侯育琳(2011)。以解析方法分析單一液滴吸收溫室氣體之現象。成功大學機械工程學系學位論文。2011。1-96。 
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