Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

How to provide your University of Waikato research output with a digital object identifier.

What is a DOI?

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique identifier, providing a permanent link to items available over the internet. The University of Waikato Library is a member of Crossref, a DOI registration agency, and we can help you to assign DOIs to your research work.

The benefits of having a DOI associated with your work:

  • You will be provided with a valid, robust and persistent link to your work
  • A DOI will refer researchers to the appropriate definitive version of your work
  • Makes citing your work more accurate and easier for researchers and students

What types of items can I get a DOI for?

DOIs can be assigned to any object that is accessible online. Most publishers will assign DOIs for you, for your traditionally published journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

Where does our service fit in?

Are you publishing a scholarly journal or online conference proceeding? If so we can work with you to provide DOIs for your service.

We can also provide DOIs for works such as theses, reports, working papers, performances and other digital research outputs. We can host these works online via the University’s institutional repository Research Commons.


If you'd like to see how this works in practice, we are currently working with Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education to assign DOIs to several open access journals which include Waikato Journal of Education, Australasian Journal of Technology Education, Dance Research Aotearoa, Teachers and Curriculum

How do I apply for a DOI?

Contact us at [email protected], or call (07) 8379138 and we’ll get you started!

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Need help?

  • For assistance, reach out to the Open Research Team at [email protected].
  • For additional resources, explore our Express Research Workshops, a collection of online, self-paced tutorials that complement our regular Research Workshops, covering various topics.