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DOI registered error notification

When my colleagues finish registered their contents, he received a notification like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<doi_batch_diagnostic status=“completed” sp=“ds5”>
<record_diagnostic status=“Failure”>
10.29080/biotropic.2018.2.1.46 - 51
DOI: 10.29080/biotropic.2018.2.1.46 - 51 , contains invalid characters

What is the meaning of that and what should he do then? Thank you

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Dear M. Ratodi,

I think space should be the problem. There should not be space between the characters or numbers. There is a space between 46 and 51. It should be 46-51 instead of 46 - 51.

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Yes, Anjum is exactly right. The space is the problem. Your DOI suffix can be any alphanumeric string. Limited punctuation is allowed, the approved character set for DOI suffixes is: “a-z”, “A-Z”, “0-9” and “-._;()/”.

You can read more about constructing your identifiers here:

Kind regards,