DOI registration is fairly rigid so a DOI string can't be changed once registered, and DOIs can't be fully deleted. Everyone makes mistakes, here are some work-around solutions to common problems:
Your deposited DOI does not match the DOI you published
If you've registered the wrong DOI for an item, we aren't able to change the suffix of a DOI after it has been deposited. Instead, you'll need to do the following:
- Deposit the correct DOI
- Alias the incorrect DOI to the correct DOI (or ask support to do this for you)
The incorrect DOI will then be redirected to the newly registered DOI. If you need to update a title-level book or journal DOI please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as we will need to make adjustments to allow the update submission to pass.
You deposited a DOI by mistake
We aren't able to fully delete DOIs but will, in select circumstances, direct DOIs to a deleted DOI page. The metadata for the DOI will also be updated to disconnect the DOI from any identifying metadata. This process should only be applied to DOIs that have not been distributed or otherwise used for linking. DOIs for items that have been retracted or otherwise withdrawn should be directed to the appropriate notice on the publisher's website.
If you think your DOIs need to be deleted, please contact support with details.