What is a DOI?
The digital object identifier (DOI) provides an infrastructure for persistent unique identification of objects of any type. It was first introduced in 1998 and now is an ISO standard of identification, data exchange, and citation format. At present, more than 148 million digital objects worldwide employ DOI not only as persistent links but also as the foundation for usage tracking, statistical analysis and high visibility.
Using DOI as a persistent link
To create a persistent link, add"http://dx.doi.org/"before a DOI.
For instance: if the DOI of an article is DOI: 10.5870/airiti003
, you can link persistently to the article by entering the following link in your browser http://dx.doi.org/10.5870/airiti003
Airiti provides you Airiti DOI metadata searchto match references to DOIs.
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