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A DOI is assigned to each of our articles and submitted to these to be recorded permanently by CrossRef - the official DOI link registry agency for scholarly and professional publishers. This allows linking from a reference citation on one platform to another, and ensures that if an article is moved to a different location at some point in the future (or its URL is changed), the original link will still take the user to the new location.

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