Digital Object Identifier (DOI) – an Important Element in Scientific Communication


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Digital Object Identifier (DOI), Scientific Communication, Cross- Ref, Scientific Journal, Article, ResearcherID, ORCID


Digital object identifier (DOI), which appeared in the late 1990s, allows users to immediately find on the Internet the digital object they are interested in – an article, book, journal, dissertation, etc. Nowadays the DOI technology is widely used by foreign publishers. The availability of DOI in scientific documents, as well as the inclusion of DOI in bibliographic references in the literature, has already become a mandatory requirement for journals indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. Unfortunately, DOI is included only by some journals published in Bulgaria. The article presents some new opportunities which DOI opens not only to scientific journals, but also to authors.


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How to Cite

lena Pavlovska Е. (2017). Digital Object Identifier (DOI) – an Important Element in Scientific Communication. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 7, 79–86.