DOIs have now been attributed to all JOFDL articles.


What are DOIs and how do they work?

A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an artefact, usually an academic article, and link to it on the web. A DOI allows readers to easily locate a document based on its citation. 

When you cite an article on JOFDL you simply follow the following convention, this example uses APA7:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, volume number, page range.

Why Crossref?

There are several organisations that manage the attribution of DOIs. FLANZ has registered with Crossref. We have joined as a Member directly rather than through a consortium.

If you have any questions about publishing your academic output with JOFDL please email either Dr Alison Fields ( or Dr Simon Paul Atkinson (