Request DOI & ISBN

Why do I need a DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) provides a unique persistent reference to your publication. The DOI is an internationally accepted identifier and remains the same even if the publication's URL changes. Using DOIs will simplify finding and referring to WUR reports. More background information about DOIs can be found on crossref.org

How to get a DOI for a report?

If you are a staff member of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and you are planning to publish a WUR report, you can get a DOI for your publication. Some departments have a contact person who arranges this for you. Otherwise, you can create one yourself. The DOI must be added to the report before publication. The DOI-link will not be active until a PDF of the final report is added to a requested DOI and/or the report's embargo has ended.

To request a DOI, go to your personal My Library page and look for the tile called 'Request DOI/ISBN'. If you don't see the tile, you first need additional rights on your WUR-account. Please ask the Servicedesk for the rights to request DOI's.

Once your account has been set up, click on the button 'Request new DOI/ISBN' to request a DOI for a WUR report.

  • On the tile in My Library you'll find a Help file, to guide you through the procedure.
  • Do you have questions about the procedure? Please email us. We'll be happy to help you.
  • Once you completed your report, only the person who requested the DOI can upload the PDF through My Library.

Do I also need an ISBN for a report?

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique identification number for monographs (e.g. books, theses, proceedings, reports, cd-roms). The ISBN for WUR reports has been replaced by a DOI. Only if you also want to publish your report on paper, do you need an ISBN.

Requesting a DOI and ISBN for your PhD thesis

Before you publish your PdD thesis, you will be given DOI and ISBN instructions by the Doctorate secretariat of PhD services.