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Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

Newer NIST Technical Series Publications are assigned persistent, unique identifiers called Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which are typically used with scholarly articles, books, data sets, and other publications. A DOI is a persistent link that will automatically redirect the user to the currently-registered location for a digital object. NIST publications with DOIs ( will redirect users to another NIST website.

The "10.6028" DOI prefix is assigned to NIST (as a publisher); NIST maintains the link between a DOI and the current location for the referenced file.  If NIST has to move or rename the file, users will be able to consistently connect to that file by referring to the DOI, regardless of the actual file location. 

NIST registers and maintains its DOIs with CrossRef. Starting in August 2022, some publications may have a button that links to current status information about the document version, and may redirect to any errata updates, revisions, or editions, or to the final version of a draft. See NIST Technical Series publication version information.

DOIs are commonly used to cite electronic information sources such as journal articles and other scholarly literature found in databases like PubMed, IEEExplore, and Google Scholar.

For more DOI information, see:

Created September 13, 2017, Updated January 16, 2024