Skip to Questions

Ask a Librarian

Useful Tip: Search by keyword, e.g. referencing

What is a DOI?

Last Updated: May 29, 2013  |  64 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0


A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique alphanumeric string (e.g. 10.1503/cmaj.109-4118) used to identify an electronic document.  DOIs are assigned to journal articles, images, videos etc. by the publisher for the purpose of stability, that is, a permanent proof of identity and permanent online location.  More on DOIs

Answered by Mark SimmondsBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Live Chat

    Chat is available from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday, Sunday & some public holidays

    More Ways to Ask Us