DataCite DOIs can be created in three states “draft”, “registered” or “findable”. If you are using the REST API to create DOIs you need to specify the “event” attribute in the JSON payload. This corresponds to the action you want to trigger. To create a DOI in findable state, the required action is "publish". You need to make sure you include the URL and all of the required DOI metadata fields (DOI, creators, title, publisher, publicationYear, resourceTypeGeneral).
publish - Triggers a state move from draft or registered to findable
register - Triggers a state move from draft to registered
hide - Triggers a state move from findable to registered
We recommend incorporating draft DOIs into your workflow, they can be deleted. Findable and registered DOIs cannot be deleted.
For more information and examples see
Updated about a year ago