Get a DOI

What is a DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) gives you a permanent link to your research online, allowing for consistent citation of research with no danger of dead links. DOIs greatly enhance discoverability and retrieval of content for researchers and institutions.

Thanks to an Australian National Data Service (ANDS)-funded project, APO is able to mint DOIs for research and data hosted on the APO database.

Due to the increasing problem of dead links when content is moved or removed from its original location, APO must host a full-text copy of any resource minted with a DOI, in order for us to guarantee stable, long-term access.


Why should I get a DOI?

DOI minting is becoming one of the most popular international standards for data citation and is considered best practice.

The ability to measure the impact of policy research will be drastically improved through this process, as when research is regularly cited and accessible, it achieves greater legitimacy and importance.


How do I get a DOI?


If you want a DOI in advance to print on your hard copy research, please send the following finalised information to

  • Title of publication
  • Author/s of publication
  • Publisher
  • Publication date (DD-MM-YYYY)
  • Short description (100-500 words)



  1. If your research has already been published, please upload it to the site here: Register as a user or Login if you are already a contributor.
  2. Ensure you have entered the mandatory elements: Title, Author/s, Publisher, Publication date, Short description.
  3. Send a request for a DOI to with the Title of your research included in the message.


NOTE: APO must be able to host a copy of your research in order to guarantee permanent access. As a DOI is designed to be a unique identifier, once your research has a DOI with APO, it should not be published with another DOI in any other publication.