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DOI - The ID Card of any Scientific Publication: 3. The Mother

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The International DOI Foundation

Established in 1998, the International DOI Foundation (IDF) is the governance body of the DOI system. It is a non-profit organization with the main goal to support the development and implementation of the DOI system. Any organization with an interest in digital publishing and relevant technologies can become a member of the foundation and participate in its governance.

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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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DOI - The ID Card of any Scientific Publication: 1. History

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The Three Letters That Brought Change in the Scientific World

DOI or Digital Object Identifier - can we imagine today's scientific world without it? A simple combination of numbers, letters, and symbols provided the smooth incorporation of scientific publication into the modern world. Today, more than 230 million DOIs have been assigned by more than 5000 authorized agents and the number keeps growing.

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Noam Chomsky: "There is no plan B"

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The Green New Deal or The Brave New World? It's up to us!

Nowadays, one of the main discourses is concentrated around the urgent measures that we should take towards the world-wide climate crisis, the need to recycle, to become zero waste and fossil fuel-free, to stop using living beings as plain means, to erase racism, and all forms of intolerance. Yes, we're all sure about these questions but what we do eventually is putting the responsibility on the government, on the rich people, or maybe the secret conspiratorial organization ruling the world. The truth is, it all depends on the actions of every single individual and our personal choice and presumptions about society and what is right or wrong, taking into account the future of our children. When Noam Chomsky is talking about the States, he is not discussing the situation in one single country but a world-wide spread model of behavior towards our home planet and the other species – negligence. The Green New Deal is what the prominent thinker and political activist stands for. The GND is a congressional resolution that presents a grand plan for tackling the climate crisis. It was introduced by the Democrats, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. The proposal calls on the federal government to wean the United States from fossil fuels and restrain the planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. Moreover, the project goal is to guarantee new high-paying jobs in clean energy industries.

Here you can read the essay of Noam Chomsky pondering over the urgent problem:

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356 Years Old - The Pioneers of Scientific Publication

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From 1665 to 2021

Today we can not imagine the world of science without scientific journals. Starting with two - Journal des Sçavans and Philosophical Transactions in 1665, today we have tens of thousands of scientific journals with more than 2 million publications annually. Let's take a look at those two pioneers and their history.

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