A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique, persistent identifier that can be used to track data citation metrics and to link related outputs such as journal articles, research data, software and grey literature. As such, it assists to expand your research impact.
The Library provides a DOI minting service for research datasets and grey literature that are made available via an open access repository.
For the purposes of assigning a DOI to grey literature, publication types include theses, reports, unpublished conference papers, newsletters, creative works, preprint journal articles, technical standards and specifications for which the institutional Open Access Repository (OAR) is the primary publication point.
Before you request a DOI, 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 Research Librarians.
It's easy! Just enter "Request a DOI" in the Comments and Suggestions field under Core Bibliographic Information of the Item Control Page. See OAR user deposit guide for more information.
The Open Access Repository team will mint and add the DOI to the record during the Item Review stage.
Yes, as long as it meets the eligibility criteria above.
To request a DOI for your grey literature item, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the OAR record e.g. https://eprints.utas.edu.au/xxxxx
Higher Degree Research can opt-in for a DOI when filling in their Thesis/ Exegisis Access Form. See Graduate Research Examination Process page for full information.
Once Discovery Services receive your request, a DOI will be minted and added to the OAR record.
Please allow up to 3-5 business days for your DOI request to be processed.
No, the University Library's Discovery Services can only mint DataCite DOIs for unpublished, grey literature research outputs. If you wish to have a DOI minted for your published research output contact the publisher with your request.