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November 26, 2008
New service: Full-text linking for journal articles

Abstracts or full texts of cited literature in scientific articles are becoming more and more available on the internet. Since recently the references of journal articles in the GMS portal are linked to the corresponding document on the web via the Digital Object Identifier (DOI): the GMS editorial office complements the references of a journal article with their DOIs, if available, and sets a link to the corresponding electronic document. DOI is a system for permanent identification of electronic objects in the internet ( ensuring their permanent addressability and therefore citability.

Moreover, a DOI will be assigned to every GMS publication as of 2009.