The German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED)
The German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) is Germany’s central library for the fields of medicine, nutrition, agriculture and the environment. It is the world‘s largest library in this range of subjects that are essential for the understanding of all aspects of life and their interplay. As a member of the Leibniz Association, ZB MED provides innovative and comprehensive services in the areas of medicine, healthcare, nutrition, agriculture and the environment. ZB MED is a member of the DataCite consortium since its formation in 2009.
ZB MED provides several publishing services and promotes Open Access to textual publications as well as data. It offers a DOI registration service for all kinds of digital material from the fields of medicine, nutrition, agriculture and the environment. In these subject areas, the DOI system is widespread and very well established, and it provides widely accepted visible proof that a publication is citable. By offering this service, the ZB MED facilitates and promotes online publication of scientific texts and data from its fields. Researchers and institutions in these fields interested in DOI registration are invited to contact us.