FAQ Group: My Publications

In one of my article records I found the capture: “This record is not yet validated.” How can I validate it?

Background: Being a research aggregator site, we bring together articles from a variety of platforms (such as CrossRef, PubMed, PubMed Central, arXiv, ORCID or publisher RSS feeds). This is in order to achieve the highest quality of metadata and discoverability of article records for you all. However, not all are equally trustable in terms of the quality of metadata, and not always consistent across sources. Considering that incomplete or ‘not fully accurate’ (tech speak: dodgy) metadata could cause serious damages in our system, we automate preference for trusted, cross-referenced repositories such as PubMed or CrossRef over manually edited or manually editable data sources such as article references.

Solution: To validate the record in question, please link it with one of the above repositories by assigning a CrossRef DOI, PMID, PMCID, or arXiv ID to your record in ORCID and the click on ‘Refresh from ORCID’ on your ScienceOpen profile. To make it even smoother, here you can learn about how to link your ORCID with the supported repositories (CrossRef or PubMed). Having no such ID to assign, unfortunately we cannot validate your record. In such cases please contact your publisher.

My Open Access article isn’t tagged as Open Access! I want my symbol!

Background: This happens when inappropriate metadata is supplied from the journal. ScienceOpen only recognizes CC BY content as ‘true’ Open Access, based on the BOAI definition of OA.

Solution: Please contact us here, and also contact your journal to get in touch with them about how we can improve their metadata services.

The order of authors of a record in question is wrong. How to fix it?

Barckground: In some cases, our metadata inputs do not include an exhaustive list of authors (looking at you, “et al.”). When assigning an author to such records, we don’t always have detailed information available on the order of the authors.

Solution: Again, adding a CrossRef DOI, PMC, or ArXiv ID to your record in ORCID helps avoiding such disambiguates in metadata. In the case of having no such ID-s, please contact us here.