I have a paper submitted and accepted in a journal (Biology and Environmental Sciences) and it has a supplementary file which is a short video coverage, however, the journal does not support this but I have uploaded the video to Vimeo. Do you have any suggestions where I can store the video and generate a DOI (like other journals) then attach it to my paper?

  • I'm not sure you can have doi for that kind of media. Do you have personal website? You might consider putting the video there.
    – user168
    Aug 8, 2017 at 11:12
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    You can't generate the DOI just like that. It has to be published after peer review by a journal. Otherwise, the best place is the personal/institutional web page. and give a link to your publication in a video frame itself.
    – Coder
    Aug 8, 2017 at 12:35
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    No DOI, but Vimeo should be fine. If you put it there, it may be around longer than your current personal web site.
    – GEdgar
    Aug 8, 2017 at 14:02
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    @Coder actually, any organisation that meets the contractual obligations of the DOI system and is willing to pay to become a member of the system can assign DOIs (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_object_identifier). It doesn't indicate peer review.
    – arboviral
    Aug 8, 2017 at 15:29
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    Keep in mind that most people will google it (name of the paper, maybe part of author's name + video), especially when showing it to other people. Most of the time, the actual place the video is doesn't really matter that much. Aug 8, 2017 at 17:09

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Videos are among the file types accepted by Figshare, which is an online digital repository operated by Macmillan Publishers. You can create an account for free, and you will get a DOI when uploading files which you can then cite in your paper.


Also have a look at Zenodo, a research data (including movies) and text repository operated by CERN and OpenAIRE.

Like Figshare, Zenodo will generate a DOI for your publication.

Unlike Figshare, Zenodo is not owned by a big corporation.

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