The Importance of DOI in the Field of Sports and Fitness Research, and Challenges of its Utilization in the Arab World

Published: 16 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ybnhx58p8r.1
hesham kazm


The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) holds significant importance in sports research within the Arab world. DOI serves as a crucial tool for providing unique and persistent identification to academic articles, ensuring their accessibility and credibility in scholarly communication. In the field of sports research, where advancements and findings contribute to the enhancement of athletic performance, injury prevention, and overall well-being, DOI plays a pivotal role in facilitating the dissemination and retrieval of knowledge. By assigning DOIs to research articles, studies, and datasets, scholars and practitioners in the Arab world can easily locate, cite, and reference relevant literature, thus fostering collaboration, innovation, and the advancement of sports science. Moreover, DOI aids in establishing a standardized system for referencing and tracking scholarly works, which is essential for maintaining academic integrity and ensuring the reproducibility of research findings. This is particularly relevant in sports research, where empirical evidence and data-driven insights are fundamental for informing training programs, coaching strategies, and policy-making decisions. Furthermore, the utilization of DOI in sports research enhances the visibility and impact of research outputs from the Arab world on a global scale. By providing a persistent link to scholarly articles and research data, DOI enables researchers and institutions in the Arab region to connect with the international scientific community, share their findings, and contribute to the collective knowledge base in the field of sports science. In summary, DOI holds immense importance in sports research in the Arab world by facilitating the identification, dissemination, and impact of scholarly works. Its utilization enhances collaboration, credibility, and visibility within the global sports science community, ultimately contributing to the advancement of research and practice in sports and fitness within the region.



Education, Physical Education