U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

DOE Gray Literature Now Registered with CrossRef

Information Bridge

Through a partnership with CrossRef, a robust citation linking service, OSTI has completed registration of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to more than 86,000 research reports from Information Bridge. (Please see CrossRef press release.) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is the first federal government agency to have its technical reports registered with CrossRef. A DOI provides a way to track, exchange, and manage content over time in the digital universe, regardless of changing information related to that content. This facilitates electronic access to DOE scientific and technical literature, placing it on the same footing as journal articles in terms of reference linking. Dr. Walter Warnick, Director of OSTI, commented, “Coupling the vast resources available on OSTI's Information Bridge with the capabilities of CrossRef speeds access to DOE scientific and technical literature, placing it on the same footing as journal articles in terms of reference linking.”