Every article published in a scientific journal is assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) – identifier of a digital object (the phrase “Digital Object Identifier – DOI” is also used) – is a modern standard of information designation in the Internet, currently used by all the world’s largest scientific organizations and publishers.
Advantages of DOI and its impact on the publication of scientific research and their subsequent citation:
- DOI allows to identify and search for scientific data located on the Internet;
- this number always remains the same and using it you can easily find a journal, article or book;
- Digital object identifier considerably facilitates the procedure of citation of scientific publications, as its title, abstract and keywords are sent into the worldwide public database of scientific data International DOI Foundation ;
- when quoting the article containing DOI with one of the journals included in Scopus, Web of Science or any other prestigious bibliographic database, the author’s and article’s data are also recorded in the database;
- all journals included in Scopus, Web of Science and Springer, compulsorily assign their articles DOI;
- increase in the number of author’s articles citations automatically increases its index of citing and personal Hirsch index – the most important scientometric indicators at the present stage of science development .
DOI assignment for today is an inherent part of the system of scientific communication through the effective provision of scientific information exchange processes.