Citing and Using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Citing an Article Using a DOI Link
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) can be used to cite and link to electronic articles. A DOI is guaranteed to never change, so can be used as a persistent identifier to permanently link to an electronic article no matter where it is stored. An example of a citation using a DOI is the following:
- A. Fring, N. Manojlovic. G2-Calogero-Moser Lax Operators from Reduction. Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, 13 (2006), 467-478. doi:10.2991/jnmp.2006.13.4.1
Finding an Article Using a DOI Link
When you see a DOI reference to an article online, you can usually just click on the DOI to access the article (provided that - if applicable - you have the required access rights to the platform where the article is located).
In cases where you see a DOI in a printed document or if the online DOI is not clickable for some reason, it is possible to access the article as follows:
- Copy the DOI of the article that you want to access (e.g.: 10.2991/jnmp.2006.13.4.1).
- Go to http://dx.doi.org, enter the DOI in the text box provided and click 'Go'.
- The document that matches the DOI you entered will display in your browser window.
The DOI scheme is administered by the International DOI Foundation and is based on a linking scheme known as Crossref. For more extensive information on DOIs, please refer to the Crossref DOI Guide.