Answered By: Vonda Henderson Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016 Views: 30
Since, I don't know what style you are using, I'll give you some guidance to both APA And Turabian (Chicago style).
First, the signifigance of DOI (digital object identifier) is similiar to our social security number or a fingerprint. It identifies the online journal aritcle and guarantees its identity should a journal change its name. There is a good description from a blog on the APA website that I will share with you. It gives you examples of where to look for it in the article and how to use it in a citation.
This is another example of using APA citation style:
Mueen, A. K. (2011, April). Citing Phcog Mag. articles made easy. Pharmacognosy Magazine. pp. 89-91. doi:10.4103/0973-1296.80661.
Here is a pdf of what to do when you can't find DOI and other information needed for citation:
The link below lists all three citations styles with a list of varying media. Click on journal from the citation style list and it will give an example of how to cite a DOI in APA or Turabian (Chicago style).