How to add a DOI field in book type reference in zotero?

I want to add a book reference with DOI in zotero. But I found no DOI field in book type items. Is there a method to do this?
  • Not currently. DOI will be available for books in the future.
  • edited September 30, 2014
    How soon will this feature be realized´╝č
  • probably within 6 months or so, along with other revisions to item types and fields.
  • Thank you! Looking forward to it.
  • For now, I have been storing DOI values for various items in the Extra field like this:
    DOI: 10.1037/11019-008

    While this won't insert the dois automatically while citing, it does keep them handy for doing final finishing touches on manuscripts.

    At some point, I read on the forums that common fields (such as PMID and PMCID) stored in Extra like this might be automatically migrated when fields are updated in the future. I'm not sure whether this will be the case, but again, having the data available will make moving it to the correct field faster.
  • At some point, I read on the forums that common fields (such as PMID and PMCID) stored in Extra like this might be automatically migrated when fields are updated
    this will definitely happen for PMID and PMCID, which are officially supported in Extra (e.g. they're actually extracted for citations). I at least wouldn't rely on it for any other field, though we'll certainly consider it.
    If you want to keep that possibility alive, you want every ID on a new line starting with the ID label followed by a colon, i.e. exactly the way PMID and PMCID are displayed now. But again, absolutely no guarantee beyond those two.
  • Very good to hear; I've been editing the Citeproc JSON by hand before sending it on to Pandoc, editing everything other than journal articles to record the DOI properly.

    I've been sticking the DOI in as a URL; perhaps this isn't quite as good an approach, since it means losing any other URL. Still, I would imagine that I'm not the only one doing this, and this could be another automated detection process to run upon migration to the upcoming version.
  • I think DOI is a reasonable candidate for migration and can be quite reliably validated (at least to make sure that it looks like a DOI). I don't think Dan would have any issue with us migrating that field from Extra. Would be great to hear a word from him though.
  • edited March 30, 2015
    At support.mendeley.com/customer/portal/articles/723677-adding-new-variables-to-my-citation-style the problem of unsupported fields in Mendeley Desktop is addressed.

    The workaround explained there also works for Zotero: Add a DOI to a Zotero item of the type "book", for instance, by putting the line
    {:DOI:10.1037/11019-008}
    somewhere in the "extra" field. It will then beautifully make its way into the citation of the item.
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