Make your research outputs easier to find and get more accurate altmetrics and evaluative data by assigning a DOI to your work.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique identifier which provides a persistent link that is used to identify an object, such as a publication or a dataset. Publishers often assign a DOI when an article or book is published and made available electronically.
DOIs are not just for journal articles but can be assigned to other research outputs that form part of the scholarly record, for example datasets, grey literature and non-traditional research outputs.
To maintain the integrity of DOIs, they are only issued by registered agencies and you will need to comply with requirements of that agency in order to get a DOI for your work i.e. you can’t make an item available from your own website and then register it for a DOI yourself.
Some options include:
|The University Library can provide a DOI for work made available through the Sydney eScholarship Repository provided the work meets requirements. For further information or if you require DOIs for more than 5 items, please contact email@example.com for further information.|
|An open repository with free uploads up to 50GB. Uploaded work is eligible for a DOI. More information.|
|Figshare||An open repository with free uploads up to 5GB. Uploaded work is eligible for a DOI. More information.|
|F1000 Research||Uploaded slides and posters can receive a DOI.|
|Open Science Framework||A free open platform for research collaboration and sharing. Public research is eligible for a DOI. More information.|
|ResearchGate||DOIs can be generated for eligible uploads. More information.|
|LabArchives eNotebooks||If you use a LabArchives eNotebook to collect and record your research and you want to make it available to the public, then you can get a DOI for your eNotebook through the LabArchives system. More information.|
To find out more about DOIs, check out the International DOI Foundation’s Frequently Asked Questions.