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"Small library for persistent identifiers used in scholarly communication."

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Small library for validating and normalising persistent identifiers used in scholarly communication.


  • Validation and normalization of persistent identifiers.

  • Detection of persistent identifier scheme.

  • Generation of resolving links for persistent identifiers.

  • Supported schemes: ISBN10, ISBN13, ISSN, ISTC, DOI, Handle, EAN8, EAN13, ISNI ORCID, ARK, PURL, LSID, URN, Bibcode, arXiv, PubMed ID, PubMed Central ID, GND, SRA, BioProject, BioSample, Ensembl, UniProt, RefSeq, GenBank/RefSeq.


The IDUtils package is on PyPI so all you need is:

$ pip install idutils


Version 1.2.1 (2023-03-02)

  • Fixes ORCiD validation, by adding the new ISNI block range.

Version 1.2.0 (2023-01-30)

  • schemes: add support for viaf and urn

Version 1.1.12 (2022-02-28)

  • Replaces isbnid_fork with isbnlib

Version 1.1.11 (2022-01-28)

  • Normalize pmid + their URL identifiers

Version 1.1.10 (2022-01-11)

  • Add as a valid PURL netloc

  • Normalize ror identifiers

Version 1.1.9 (2021-08-30)

Version 1.1.8 (2020-08-13)

  • Adds support for GEO and ArrayExpress identifiers.

Version 1.1.7 (2020-06-22)

  • Updates Software Heritage identifiers

  • Adds Research Organization Registry identifiers

  • Fixes DeprctationWarnings by using raw strings for regular expressions

Version 1.1.6 (2020-05-07)

  • Deprecates Python versions lower than 3.6.0. Now supporting 3.6.0 and 3.7.0.

Version 1.1.5 (2020-02-26)

  • Adds support for Software Heritage identifiers.

  • Fixes handling of non-digit characters in DOI detection.

Version 1.1.4 (2019-09-27)

  • Adds support for ASCL identifiers.

  • Fixes the ADS identifier regex to also detect lower-case author initials.

Version 1.1.3 (2019-09-17)

  • Adds support for HTTPS ORCiD identifiers.

Version 1.1.2 (2019-02-12)

  • Adds support for HAL identifiers.

Version 1.1.1 (2018-11-18)

Version 1.1.0 (2018-08-17)

  • Adds support for genomic identifiers: SRA, BioProject, BioSample, Ensembl, UniProt, RefSeq, GenBank/RefSeq.

  • Fixes bug in bibcode detection for non-capitalized journals.

Version 1.0.1 (2018-05-02)

  • Fixes bug causing invalid DOIs to be accepted.

Version 1.0.0 (2017-12-07)

  • Fixes handling of unicode characters in DOIs.

  • Adds support for APS style arXiv identifiers.

Version 0.2.4 (2017-01-30)

  • Removes Python 3.3 from a list of supported Python versions and adds Python 3.6

  • Moves from isbnid (v0.3.4) to isbnid_fork (v0.4.4) library.

Version 0.2.3 (2016-09-21)

  • Adds an optional parameter in idutils.to_url to use HTTPS scheme for PID providers that support it.

  • Detects and parses Handles and DOIs without the “http(s)://”, and ignores whitespace after scheme tags (eg. “doi: 10.123/456”).

Version 0.2.2 (2016-09-16)

  • Fixes issue where a valid ISBN with dashes and spaces could not be normalized.

Version 0.2.1 (2016-06-17)

  • Changes ISBN normalization to use isbnid instead of isbnlib. Now, importing this library will not change the default socket timeout, resulting in unwanted side effects.

Version 0.2.0 (2016-04-07)

Version 0.1.1 (2015-07-22)

  • Fixes GND validation and normalization.

  • Replaces invalid package name in and makes file executable. One can now use docker-compose run –rm web /code/ to run all the CI tests (pep257, sphinx, test suite).

  • Initial release of Docker configuration suitable for local developments. docker-compose build rebuilds the image, docker-compose run –rm web /code/ runs the test suite.

Version 0.1.0 (2015-07-02)

  • First public release.

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