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How to cite with DOIs?

A digital object identifier (DOI) can be used to cite and link to electronic documents. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it to link permanently to electronic documents.

In your references list, you can use the paper's DOI for referencing purposes like that:

Wolkersdorfer C. 2004. Mine Water Literature in ISI’s Science Citation Index Expanded™. Mine Water and the Environment; 23(2):96-99. doi:10.1007/s10230-004-0046-y.

How to Open a document with a DOI?

  1. Copy the DOI of the document you want to open.

    The correct format for citing a DOI is as follows: doi:10.1007/s10230-004-0046-y

  2. Open the following DOI site in your browser:

  3. Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.

The DOI scheme is administered by the International DOI Foundation. Many of the world's leading publishers have come together to build a DOI-based document linking scheme known as CrossRef.

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Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)