[rfc-i] RFCs and Digital Object Identifiers

rse at rfc-editor.org (Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor)) Fri, 15 May 2015 00:40 UTC

From: "rse at rfc-editor.org"
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 17:40:15 -0700
Subject: [rfc-i] RFCs and Digital Object Identifiers
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On 5/14/15 4:31 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> 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.)

There is definitely no magic in the four digits. The script pulled
that piece of information directly from the rfc-index which still has
those leading zeros. Since this isn't going to cause any programmatic
difficulty with regards to DOIs down the road, and since it is a right
royal pain to reregister and end up with essentially duplicate DOI
targets, we're leaving as is.

- -Heather

> 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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