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New DOIs can be minted through the form provided on the Mint DOI tab. 

The DOI string is auto generated by the system and cannot be changed. 

Mint DOI tab

To mint a new DOI:

  1. Select the 'Mint DOI' tab.
  2. Enter the URL to be assigned to the new DOI. 

    The entered URL must conform to one of the domains registered with your account. To check your domains click the 'App ID Configuration' tab.

  3. Use the provided metadata form which supports v4.0 of the DataCite schema to enter the DOI metadata.


  1. Select the 'View XML' button at the bottom of the form to display the xml.
  2. Then select the 'Edit XML' button to copy and paste XML that conforms to v4.1 of the DataCite schema. 

    Edit XML option
  3. Click the 'Mint' button shown bottom left. A 'loading' message will be displayed while the provided data is being validated.
  4. If successful, you will be navigated to a read-only view of the DOI in a new tab. Where errors occur they will be displayed at the bottom and top of the Mint DOI tab.

Error example on Mint DOI tab

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