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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018    

DOI is an abbreviation for ‘digital object identifier’. It is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify article or document and link to it on the web.

A DOI includes two parts divided by ’/ ’. The prefix starts with ’10.’, then registration institution code. The suffix can be consisted of any numbers or characters, which depends on registration agency’s rules.