The Identifier

DOI Handbook

DOI® Handbook

The DOI Handbook is the main source of information about the DOI System (DOI identifies the latest current version of the handbook). It describes the DOI System at business and technical levels and assists the community in understanding the system and Registration Agencies (RA) in providing services based on the system.

The DOI Handbook is available in HTML and PDF formats.

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Updated July 12, 2023