Digital Object Identifier: DOI

All online and hard-copy items of journal or books will be uniquely identified by an standard fingerprint called DOI. Read DOI Brochure


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The DOI, or digital object identifier, serves as a persistent, actionable identifier for intellectual property online. DOIs can be assigned at any level of granularity, and therefore provide publishers with an extensible platform for a variety of applications. And DOI links don't break. Even if a publisher needs to migrate publications from one system to another, or if the content moves from one publisher to another, the DOI never changes. This means that all the links to that content that have already been made still function. Hence, one key insight of the DOI model is persistence; the other is actionability. One click on a properly implemented DOI gets the reader to the location of the material they want.


Missing Ring of Articles in the Science World

What is DOI?
Digital Object Identifier is a set of digits exclusively assigned to the online texts, if meeting standard publishing conditions. This code is connected to a permanent internet link, immortally and eternally; therefore it aggregates article traffic jam and citation increase, and subsequently the impact factor of the journal. One of the most important results of article submission with DOI code is increasing journal impact factor following the increase of citation rate, through citation aggregation, and also increasing the validity of journal indexing.




DOI Application

DOI increases IF at least by 30%. Without DOI, your journal might be written in any format; for example, for monthly hepatitis journal, the following abbreviations might be used by different authors: Hepat Mon | Hep Mon | Hepmon | Hepatitis Monthl. Anyhow, these codes, like a national code, prevent missing of your journal or article.

DOI at least increases the real rank of the universities in the international ranking. Broken links are always the main reasons for the failure in scientometrics. DOI is the only way to solve the problem of broken links. In fact, DOI is the finger print of your article or online text. DOI means connecting to millions of other scientific links in the world 

DOI Usage and Application

DOI is assigned to each article by the authorized agent of the company (Crossdef Copmany). The first step to obtain DOI is to possess an immortal and computable link for articles. To achieve this goal you should join the Crossref family.

Publish your article as online HTML full text

Rewrite all your article references based on Crossref required standard

Send Metadata of the article by XML format appropriate for Crossref

After submitting the request, DOI is received

DOI should be placed at the disposal of the readers, in the response page of the website

Rewritten standard references should be placed at public disposal in the related pages




DOI Advantages

DOI, as a permanent link, can control all citations and views of the article, and prevent missing them.

DOI (web based) can eliminate all human errors in editing the references, and aggregates all citations.

DOI directs more traffic toward articles.

To absorb CITEDBY in the references, DOI is necessary.

DOI facilitates more contribution to modern sciences, and also the other articles.

DOI Serving Groups
All great publishers, such as Nature, Blackwell, Wiley, and Elsevier, and more than 1700 other publishers around the world, use this service for their journals. Today, possessing this code is a necessity for articles. Kowsar publication has also provided this service for its journals.