A unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) attached to a digital research output and associated metadata ensures the output is persistently findable on the internet. DOIs ensure accurate data citation and bibliometrics for reporting impact.
The University Library manages the ARDC DataCite DOI service for University affiliated datasets and unpublished grey literature (e.g. theses, reports, conference papers, newsletters, creative works, technical standards and specifications).
To be eligible for a DOI, datasets and unpublished grey literature must meet the DataCite DOI minting criteria and be publicly accessible in a University repository (Open Access Repository (OAR), UTAS Research Data Portal (RDP) and IMAS Data Portal).
Published outputs (e.g. journal articles) are assigned a DOI by the publisher.
Note: Before you request a DOI for self-deposited unpublished literature, consider how this output fits into your overall publishing strategy. If you intend to submit a paper with any of this content to a reputable journal publisher in future, you need to be careful to avoid jeopardising your chance of having it accepted by putting it in an open access repository too soon. For more information, and expert advice, please contact Learning and Research Librarians.