Eligibility Guidelines for a DOI

Request a Western Sydney University DOI

Please check the eligibility guidelines below before requesting a DOI.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Western Sydney University must be the sole publisher. Copyright may be jointly held with an external body.
  • Grey literature or research data authored/created by a staff member (adjuncts included), student or organisational unit.
  • Digital versions of Western Sydney University hosted conference proceedings (full-text, peer reviewed)
  • Digital research reports.
  • Grey literature or dataset must be made freely available in ResearchDirect following allocation of DOI.
  • Publications must contain a research component. Disputes will be resolved by the appropriate divisional Research Committee.
  • Item must be eligible for inclusion in ResearchDirect as the DOI must resolve to a ResearchDirect record.
  • Research reports must include a separate title page, author affiliation statement, copyright statement and acknowledgment of commissioning body if appropriate. Suggested citation and appropriate creative commons license are optional.

Out of Scope:

  • Western Sydney University theses.
  • Books/chapters.
  • Published peer review articles.
  • Draft documents.
  • Project Reports prepared for funding bodies, unless they contain a research component.
  • Learning/teaching materials.
  • Ephemera (material designed to be short lived such as pamphlets).

Download a copy of the eligibility guidelines.

The Library will submit the final version of your publication to the State and National libraries on your behalf.

Please email lib-research@westernsydney.edu.au for assistance.