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Author and Research Identifiers

Introduction to ORCID, ResearcherID and other identifiers used in scholarship.

About DOIs

A Digital Object Identifier, or DOI, is a unique and permanent string of numbers and letters assigned to a digital object such as a journal article. Publishers and repositories often assign DOIs at the time of publication. The benefit of a DOI is that it is persistent and will not change even if the item's location online changes. They help to mitigate the challenge of broken links.