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Citing or linking with a DOI link

A digital object identifier (DOI) can be used to cite and link to electronic documents. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it to link permanently to electronic documents.

To find a document using a DOI:
  • Copy the DOI of the document you want to open. For example, 10.12732/ijdea.v12i1.823.
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To cite or create a link to a document using a DOI: The correct format for citing or creating a link to a document using its DOI is as follows:

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