A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document, link to it on the web, and help readers easily locate documents from your citation.
As a member of CrossRef, UT Libraries can mint DOIs for your journal. If you are a journal editor ready to mint issues for a new issue, please see the “Publishing a New Issue” page. To get DOIs for your new journal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are details about how and where to display DOIs once you have them.
CrossRef best practices indicate that DOIs should...
UT libraries is a member of CrossRef, which recommends that DOIs always be displayed in three places:
Displaying DOIs in these three areas is of utmost importance to following CrossRef best practices.
Yes! CrossRef expects members to include DOIs with every entry on a Works Cited page. As an editor following best practices in academic publishing, you should include this requirement in the Author Guidelines of your journal site. For examples of what DOIs could look like in citations, visit this CrossRef guide.
For more information, see this CrossRef Guide on DOI Display Guidelines.