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ORCID - The 16 Digit Identity

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Because You is You

For many years, tracking the research work and quotations of many researchers has been difficult. Common names and surnames, cultural differences in the way the names are put on paper, transliteration - this all was leading to a "small mess" in the research world. A simple 16-digit identifier aims to solve this.

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DOI - The ID Card of any Scientific Publication: 2. Numbering

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The DOI  Number

Each DOI is a unique string of numbers, letters, and symbols. The uniqueness is ensured by the DOI system, which is based on the Handle system.  The character string consists of two parts - prefix and suffix. This syntax is standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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