Answered By: Piper Cumbo
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015     Views: 14

What is a DOI?

DOI= Digital Object Identifier

A DOI identifies an individual article (like a serial number) such that a permanent URL can be created.

Example of DOI: 10.1000/182

The first part before the / is the publisher portion of the number. The second part points to the journal and article specifically.

Some citation styles require a DOI. Do you have a DOI and nothing else? This is where you can go to resolve the DOI: http://dx.doi.org/

How to cite a DOI in APA style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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