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News: Bioconductor packages now each have a DOI.
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29 days ago by
Sean Davis20k
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Sean Davis20k wrote:

DOIs are available for Bioconductor packages, one per package (no versions). All are of the form:

doi:10.18129/B9.bioc.PACKAGENAME

These DOIs resolve to the package landing page on Bioconductor.

https://doi.org/10.18129/B9.bioc.Biobase

The package names are case-insensitive. Feedback, ideas for how best to leverage them, and comments are welcome. 

ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 days ago by Martin Morgan ♦♦ 20k • written 29 days ago by Sean Davis20k
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The DOI have been added to the top of the package landing pages if the DOI has been created. 

ADD REPLYlink written 16 days ago by shepherl ♦♦ 380
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Does the DOI resolve to package short URL in the form http://bioconductor.org/packages/Biobase such that it can be used with packages which have been newly added to devel but haven't made it to release yet?

ADD REPLYlink written 28 days ago by Andrzej Oleś670
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Yes, it resolves to https://bioconductor.org/packages/PACKAGENAME. Note the http(s), also.

ADD REPLYlink written 28 days ago by Sean Davis20k

Another one: when are the DOIs assigned, are they available as soon as the package gets accepted and its landing page is created?

ADD REPLYlink modified 28 days ago • written 28 days ago by Andrzej Oleś670

I think that'll be the plan, but currently the process is manual (I believe?) and we're still working through the git transition.

ADD REPLYlink written 28 days ago by Martin Morgan ♦♦ 20k
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Yes, the process is currently kicked off manually. In addition, new DOIs and changes to existing ones can take some time to propagate to resolvers. 

ADD REPLYlink written 28 days ago by Sean Davis20k

Great, I think it would be useful that the DOI is shown in the package landing page, ideally by fetching it from the package DESCRIPTION file, if such a field would be allowed.

ADD REPLYlink written 16 days ago by Robert Castelo2.0k

The DOI doesn't need to be added to the vignette; they all share the base identifier, plus package name, so the DOI can be inferred from DESCRIPTION Title:

ADD REPLYlink written 16 days ago by Martin Morgan ♦♦ 20k
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