Digital object identifier

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A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to a journal article’s location on the Internet.

DOI in Proteopedia

A DOI is uniquely assigned to an frozen version of a Proteopedia page, although not all Proteopedia pages have DOIs assigned to them (list of pages with DOI). When available, a DOI is the best way to reference your work in Proteopedia. For example, to reference the Proteopedia page Introduction to Evolutionary Conservation, you list in your citations list online or in your résumé, CV, etc.:

Martz E, 2012, "Introduction to Evolutionary Conservation", Proteopedia, DOI:

Proteopedia: A new publication model

Pages in Proteopedia are the result of the collaborative work of scientists around the world. During the creation of a Proteopedia page, scientists assume both the role of contributors and peer reviewers, by adding new information and correcting or improving what other scientist inserted before. When Proteopedia's Editorial Board rules that a page reaches a mature state, that page is granted a DOI, a unique identifier that will permanently point to that state of the page frozen in time. At this stage, the content of the page is equivalent to a paper publication.

The page remains open for additions and further improvement, as expected in a collaborative wiki dynamic environment. When the new information and accumulated changes represent a significative improvement in the page, it can effectively be considered as a revised version of the previous published paper and will be granted a new DOI.

A Proteopedia DOI points to a Proteopedia publication resulting from a rich world-wide interaction of scientists, with a dynamism and diversity not easy to obtain by exchanging traditional written documents among a restricted group of contributors.

Proteopedia Page Contributors and Editors (what is this?)

Jaime Prilusky, Wayne Decatur, Eric Martz

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