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AUrora and DOIs: Welcome

Quick reference for the DOI-assigning function of AUrora, Auburn's scholarly repository.

DOIs are no longer automatically assigned to items published in Auburn's scholarly repository, AUrora. Request a DOI here:

Requesting a DOI

You can get a live DOI for items you have deposited into our institutional repository, AUrora. DOIs enhance citation objects such as datasets, research reports, and conference presentations. Submit your materials to AUrora here: Please note: you still need to request a DOI using the form linked above in addition to the AUrora submission form. Otherwise, a DOI will not be assigned to that deposit.

You can also get a draft DOI for items that you plan to deposit in AUrora in the future. This will allow you to list a DOI in your Data Availability Statement when submitting a manuscript to a journal, for example, or when preparing a Data Management Plan as part of a grant. The DOI will not go live until your item has been published in the repository, but you can list it knowing that specific DOI is reserved for your work.

What is a DOI?

A digital object identifier, or DOI, is a unique way to identify any digital entity. It allows for permanent link resolution, improves discoverability, and makes it easier to track citations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What happens when I request a DOI?

A. A librarian will contact you via email to collect necessary information before registering your DOI or reserving your draft DOI.

Q. Can I get a DOI for an item that is not in the AUrora repository?

A. At this time, AU Libraries only assigns DOIs for items that are or will be published in AUrora.

Q. I deposited an item in AUrora before DOIs were routinely assigned. Can I get one now?

A. Yes. Let us know via the DOI request form.

Q. Who can I contact with questions about AUrora or DOIs?

A. You can contact your subject librarian or the Research Data Management Librarian.


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