DOI

DOI, or Digital Object Identifier is a type of persistent identifier used to uniquely identify objects. The DOI system is particularly used for electronic documents such as journal articles. However, DOIs are also used for datasets and thus media files stored in dedicated institutional databases like Harvard Dataverse or cloud-storage services like figshare.

Cite this article as: OAResources, "DOI," in Open Access Resources, September 10, 2018, https://oaresources.org/resources/doi/.