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What is an ISBN and a DOI?

An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) identifies a book by format (print, audio etc.), edition and publisher.

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is as persistent and stable as an ISBN. The advantage of using a DOI in the online environment is that it can be expressed in resolvable format, (e.g. so that there is always a link back to the online location of the item.

It is not necessary for an ISBN and DOI to be issued for the same publication unless it will be distributed in both print and electronic formats.

To obtain a Western Sydney ISBN or DOI, please read the relevant guidelines and request the appropriate identifier using the form on that page.

Eligibility Guidelines for a Western Sydney ISBN
Eligibility Guidelines for a Western Sydney DOI