What is the DOI?
The DOI “Digital Object Identifier” is a unique alphanumeric string to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. A publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically. Some publishers and international journals use stable URL instead of using a DOI system. One of the aims of using a DOI is to find the paper and/or the document that has a DOI easy on the internet even if the journal website was changed for any reason.
The Academic and Scientific Research Organization (ASRO) decided to create a new DOI system for the ASRO-journals, ASRO-conferences and any journal, conference books, scientific reports or governmental reports using the ASRO database. The new DOI system is operated and managed by the Unigear and the GreenEarth groups according to an agreement between the ASRO and these groups.
Advantages of ASRO-DOI system
A normal DOI gives you a stable URL to your scientific contributions. However the ASRO-DOI system gives you other advantages, for example:
- The DOI is linked directly to the ASRO-impact factor system (ASRO-impact factor system will be an active end of 2016).
- You will get an impact factor as the author. This impact factor will be updated automatic in your ASRO profile page.
- Any journal, conference, and governmental organizations have a publication agreement with the ASRO, will get a free ASRO impact factor.
- Journal impact factor will be updated each three months.
Advantages of ASRO impact factors
There is only one international organization which monopolizes the impact factor system. This single organization gives the impact factor of a journal after 5 years of registration and after paying a fee of around 40,000 Dollar or even more. This monopolizing can be considered as a crime against the science and scientists because it limits the knowledge exchange between the organizations , institutes, and scientists in developing countries. Many journals and associations in the developing countries are not able to pay the 40,000 Dollar to buy an impact factor. Which leads to keep the state of the art sciences within rich developed countries. In other words – some developed countries are stealing the resources of developing poor countries and do not give them a permission to develop or to own state of art sciences.
ASRO working for the developing and poor countries. We believe that each nation has the rights to develop and own state of art sciences and publish it in journals owned by this poor nations. We offer a system to calculate impact factors for journals, conferences, and organization after paying an annual fee of around 500 Euro. Poor organizations and journals can get the impact factor with a reduced fee or even for free under special publication agreement with ASRO. Other organizations and journals will pay the fee a little bit more than 500 Euro to cover the fee of the extreme poor organizations and journals.
Moreover, the ASRO-impact factor will be calculated after three months from signing the agreement. The impact factor will be updated each 6 months. In our equation to calculate the impact factors, we consider the social impact to articles books and journals. Therefore the ASRO-impact factor of a journal will reflect how many times this journal was cited and how much this journal is important to help the society.
Faculties, universities and government (i.e. ministerial level) can get access to see how their members are working and how much their governmental bodies are performing effectively. This access will be granted under the special contract between the ASRO and any governmental body.
Who will have an ASRO-DOI and ASRO-impact factor?
- Any paper or abstract was published by one of ASRO journals or conferences.
- Any paper or abstract will be published by one of ASRO journals or conferences after paying the publication fee. The publication fee will be paid direct from the author to the ASRO.
- Any paper, abstract, book, scientific report, governmental report,…etc., will be published by a journal or a conference which has a publication agreement with the ASRO.
- Journals and conferences have old publications (older than 2016) and want to get an ASRO-DOI for their publication.
How can my journal/conference/institute/governmental body get access to the ASRO-DOI and ASRO-impact factor?
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and the negotiation will start based on the package you want to order.