Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A DOI is a persistent identifier that can be assigned to any type of content. It can be used to create a URL (by adding that would always resolve to the webpage that at least includes all of the object’s metadata (i.e. information like author, publisher, year of publication). For content that is published under an open license (e.g. The Open Journal of Biomedical Research articles), the DOI would resolve to the page displaying the article’s full-text. That would naturally be our journals’ websites or, in the unfortunate case of one of our journals’ websites not being available, the website of the archiving service we are registered with (see Indexing & Archiving). Crossref is the organization responsible for assigning DOIs to scholarly items (articles, datasets, etc.). The Open Journal of Biomedical Research through Digitodontics Publishing is a member of Crossref.

Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID)

ORCID serves a purpose for researchers similar to that of DOI for articles. It is especially important as a unique identifier because it eliminates the confusion that can result from authors with similar names. It also provides researchers with a webpage that can be automatically updated once any of their articles are published. The Open Journal of Biomedical Research requires that at least the corresponding author should have an ORCID account. We encourage all authors to create them. They are free and have many benefits. More information can be found here.