Digital object identifier

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A Digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique identifier given to an online resource, usually a scientific article or reports.

According to Wikipedia (1/2017), A DOI name takes the form of a character string divided into two parts, a prefix and a suffix, separated by a slash. The prefix identifies the registrant of the name, and the suffix is chosen by the registrant and identifies the specific object associated with that DOI. Most legal Unicode characters are allowed in these strings, which are interpreted in a case-insensitive manner. The prefix usually takes the form 10.NNNN, where NNNN is a series of at least 4 numbers greater than or equal to 1000, whose limit depends only on the total number of registrants.[10][11] The prefix may be further subdivided with periods, like 10.NNNN.N.


In principle, DOIs should display on screens and in print in the format like "doi:10.1000/182". In practice, this does not work.


  • In this wiki, you can use a template
{{doi|10.1000/182}} will show as doi:10.1000/182