[rfc-i] RFCs and Digital Object Identifiers

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu May 14 16:31:33 PDT 2015


Hi,

Is there a reason you inserted leading zeros, as in
http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC0020 ?

(I assume there is no magic in 4 digits, since the
series will not end at RFC9999.)

   Brian

On 15/05/2015 09:10, RFC Series Editor wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> Academic, scientific, technical, and medical publishers extensively use
> Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) <http://www.doi.org/>.  DOIs are 
> considered an unambiguous way to identify and ultimately cite specific 
> publications.  In academia, some institutions do not recognize any 
> book or article published that does not have a DOI assigned. The RFC
> Editor has been working with Standcore, LLC, to have all RFCs assigned 
> and registered with DOIs, and to update the publication process to 
> automatically assign and register DOIs at time of publication.  The goals 
> of this project are described in <draft-iab-doi>.
> 
> This project is now complete; all RFCs have a DOI assigned and
> registered with CrossRef, the RFC index XML and HTML files have been
> updated, the Info page for each RFC modified, and the style guidance for
> reference entries within RFCs has been modified to include DOIs.
> 
> Please post to the rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org mailing list if you have
> any questions!
> 
> Heather Flanagan, RSE
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