Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 Views: 103
According to the APA Style website (2017), "A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically."
Example DOI: 10.4376/6630-4660.21.2.001
"The DOI is typically located on the first page of the electronic journal article, near the copyright notice. The DOI can also be found on the database landing page for the article."
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American Psychological Association. (2017). What is a digital object identifier? Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/what-is-doi.aspx
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