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DOI - Digital Object Identifier

As an active journal editor in OJLU, you can assign a DOI number to your articles.

The DOI is a unique, permanent, alphanumerical identifier assigned to electronic documents such as articles. The DOI functions as a lasting link to the publication; even if the URL changes, the DOI always remains the same.

Journals on the OJLU publication platform have the option of assigning DOIs to their articles. The journal does not need to pay anything but must set up a separate agreement with the DOI agency CrossRef in which the journal undertakes to meet certain conditions. The most central among these conditions are:

  • to keep the metadata associated with the journal and its content up to date.
  • to use existing DOIs in the articles’ references.
  • that the DOI is to be visible on the landing page for the content in question (the article).

We also recommend that the journal state the DOI in the full text version of the article, but this is not a requirement.

The journal is only permitted to start using DOIs once the Journal Hosting Agreement has been signed. 

Journal Hosting Agreement (PDF, opens in new window)

Starting to use DOI

If you are interested in starting to use DOIs on your articles, please begin by contacting the local support at your faculty library for more information.

Compiled practical information on using DOIs in OJLU (PDF, opens in new window)


There are several librarians at the Libraries at Lund University who work with OJS. Contact the librarian at your faculty library.

Faculty of Law Library

Jon Eriksen – jon [dot] eriksen [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se (jon[dot]eriksen[at]jur[dot]lu[dot]se)

Libraries at the Faculty of Science

Frida Rosengren – frida [dot] rosengren [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (frida[dot]rosengren[at]science[dot]lu[dot]se)

Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Ranka Steingrimsdottir
Jacob Andersson

forskningsstod [at] htbibl [dot] lu [dot] se (forskningsstod[at]htbibl[dot]lu[dot]se)

Social Sciences Faculty Library

Ellen Fall – ellen [dot] fall [at] sambib [dot] lu [dot] se (ellen[dot]fall[at]sambib[dot]lu[dot]se)

University Library

Martina Ramstedt – martina [dot] ramstedt [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se (martina[dot]ramstedt[at]ub[dot]lu[dot]se) 
Magnus Annemark – magnus [dot] annemark [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se (magnus[dot]annemark[at]ub[dot]lu[dot]se)