Can you help me please? Is it possible to generate DOI without registering an article in OJS?
Hi @agallalin ,
Yes, it is possible to construct and register a DOI without OJS. You can use our web deposit form, if you like. I’m including instructions on how to register a DOI using that form.
Broadly speaking, assuming you have recently published a new issue of your journal and you want to register DOIs for all articles in the issue, the steps to take to use the web deposit form are:
- Select the Journal data type
- Enter the Journal and Issue level metadata on the first page of the form. At minimum this includes: Journal title, abbreviated journal title, ISSN(s), and at least one publication year (print or online). If applicable, also enter issue number, volume number, and full publication dates.
[Journal DOI and Issue DOI are optional. If you don’t wish to deposit Journal-level and Issue-level DOIs, simply leave these fields as well as Journal URL and Issue URL empty. Keep in mind that, if you do deposit a Journal DOI, it refers to the journal as a whole, and therefore cannot change in future deposits]
- Select ‘Add Articles’
- On the second page of the form, enter the metadata for your first article (article title, authors, page numbers if available), the article DOI, and article URL
- Click ‘Add Another Article’
- Continue to enter article metadata, DOIs, and URLs until you’ve entered all articles for the given issue.
- Click ‘Finish’
- Enter your username and password and click Login
- Enter your email address and click ‘Deposit’
And, if you need assistance in constructing the DOIs you eventually register with us:
Crossref doesn’t assign DOIs to your content for you. Instead, we assign you a DOI prefix (a string of numbers beginning “10.” and followed by a slash “/”) and you assign your own DOIs by using that prefix and creating a suffix (any string of numbers, letters, and/or certain allowed punctuation marks following the prefix and “/”). Your DOI suffix can be any alphanumeric string, using the approved characters “a-z”, “A-Z”, “0-9” and “-._;()/”.
To review our suggested best practices for establishing DOI suffix pattern, please see the following document:
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.