I wondered if others had similar problems getting DOIs correct in pkg
documentation, and I thought it could save the CRAN maintainers some
time if the "Writing R Extensions" document was updated to include a
mention of DOIs in the in DESCRIPTION.
For example, section "1.1.1 The DESCRIPTION file" currently has this text:
and I'd like to propose we replace that with this new text that
specifically mentions DOIs:
""URLs, DOIs and other Uniform Resource Identifiers should be enclosed
in angle brackets, e.g. '<https://www.r-project.org>'"
That will help others like me who might be unsure of the proper way to
format DOIs in the DESCRIPTION file, and save the CRAN maintainers some
Making a direct mention of DOIs will also encourage well-formatted and
visible citations of relevant scholarly work in package DESCRIPTIONs,
which is a desirable behavior for package authors, and helps to
strengthen ties between programming and research activities.