Using DOI Links (citing papers)
Where at all possible, use DOI links when citing published papers.
DOIs – or Digital Object Identifiers – provide a permanent link to resources that ensures your link will remain valid. This is particularly important for peer review publications, as non-DOI links can and do change – leading to broken links in your piece.
You should always use the DOI link to a paper if it exists!
DOIs usually look something like this: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301419
To link using the DOI, use the URL http://dx.doi.org/[DOI]
e.g. for the DOI above you would use http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301419
For a copy of the article, visit: The American Journal of Public Health
For a copy of the article, visit: <a href=”http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301419″ target=”_blank”>The American Journal of Public Health </a>
Tip: Always check that your DOI links work before publishing! Errors creep in easily, and some DOIs do not resolve!