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Journals must meet the following requirements to be eligible to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs):

  • The journal is based out of the Bloomington campus.
  • The journal is not a student publication.
  • The journal has been issued an ISSN.
  • The journal agrees to include outbound DOI links within article references. (That is to say, if a DOI exists for an article that an author has listed in his/her references, the DOI is included as a part of the reference. You might consider making this part of your submission guidelines for authors.)

Additionally, journals must meet the Crossref's (the agency we use to mint DOIs) requirements for landing pages:

Your landing page must have:

  • A full bibliographic citation so that the user can verify they have been delivered to the correct item
  • The DOI displayed as a URL 
  • A way to access full text:  access to full text is completely controlled by the publisher but the landing page must be accessible to everyone.
    Here's a helpful image of how a DOI is constructed:

Getting DOIs Set Up:

If your journal qualifies, start the process here!

  1. First ensure that all required Journal Settings fields are populated:

    1. Journal Title.

    2. Journal Initials.

    3. Journal Abbreviation.

    4. Journal ISSN (or electronic ISSN).

    5. Principal Contact (name and email).

    6. Journal Title.

    7. Journal Initials.

    8. Technical Support Contact (name and email).

    9. Journal ISSN (or electronic ISSN).

    10. Publisher (Institution and URL).

  2. Contact IUScholarWorks.

    1. Email and let us know that you would like to start issuing DOIs starting with volume/number XXX.

    2. An IUScholarWorks staff member will configure the DOI Plugin and CrossRef Export/Registration Plugin in OJS for your journal.

Final Steps:

(DOIs can only be assigned to articles and any supplemental files, not journal issues)
  1. AFTER you have finished all of the editorial workflows and your articles are ready for publication.
  2. Schedule the articles by making the journal issue published in OJS: Issues → Future Issues → Edit Issues → Publish Issues. This has to be done in order for the article metadata to be sent for Crossref for DOI minting.
  3. Next, contact us at at least a day before the issue will be launched. We will then submit the articles and their metadata for Crossref and notify the journal manager. 
  4. Once you have received confirmation from us that the article metadata has been submitted, add the DOI to the final formatted article PDF.
  5. Then add it to the journal issue: Issues → Back Issues → Select the Issue → Navigate to each article in the Table of Contents 

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