Technical background & DOI appearance in DORA

To allocate DOIs to documents, the four research institutes became members of Crossref with Lib4RI as their main correspondent. For more information about DOIs and their advantages, please see the DOI Foundation's factsheet.

You can find the DOI of your publication just below the DORA permanent link on the DORA publication site. For example:

DORA DOI example


When you click on the DOI itself, you will stay on the same page, as this is the landing page of the publisher. In this case, DORA WSL is acting as the publisher’s site on behalf of WSL.

DOIs registered by us are immediately indexed in the Crossref database, and add to statistics about the different institutes, e.g. see the WSL Crossref page.