About DOI
With the rapid development of digital content, the entire network environment needs a common identification symbol for users to travel unimpeded in the network environment. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is created under this requirement. It is a persistent and unique identification number, just like an identity card number.
DOI itself is a link with a lot of information. Users can directly obtain the articles, abstracts and full texts of the publications through DOI. In addition, DOI can't be changed once it is registered, and it also makes the link service persistently effective to strengthen the quality of the digital information service, and at the same time to be in line with ISO international standards, technology and market to enhance the international visibility and influence of publications. t
Globally unique identification
Using a prefix and suffix encoding, each code is unique, making it easy to identify the unique characteristics of each digital object, eliminating the problem of difficult identification of the publication arising from multiple sources and incorrect names.
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Effective improvement of the publications’ dissemination speed and influence
The correct use of DOI prevents journals and articles from being buried in the information flow, and to be quickly linked and searched, so that the researchers’ research results or publications can be quickly brought to the world to improve visibility and influence.
Internationally renowned journal indicators SCI and SSCI use DOI as one of the judging criteria for evaluating electronic journals. The standard reference formats such as APA and Chicago have also included a DOI field, showing that the impact of DOI has been recognized by the international academic publishing community.
Persistent link
The link of the general network location (URL) hides the risk of data loss. Once the URL or the owner of the data is changed, the URL becomes ineffective and can no longer be used. By the nature of changeable URL, DOI system makes the DOI an identification number become persistently linked to the latest information.
International standards and global access
In 2010, DOI became the ISO international standards and was named ISO 26324:2012.
Therefore, DOI has a globally applicable standard, which can consolidate the communication of digital objects across borders.
The embodiment of knowledge publicization
The crystallization of human knowledge integrates the process of world development, and should be preserved and widely disseminated, and to inspire future studies. The DOI is the propeller to initiate the publicization of knowledge, allowing people all over the world to share the products of human intelligence.