Improve CrossRef/DOI search & work entry
There have been several ideas around the connection between the ORCID Registry and the search functions with the CrossRef database to import DOIs. This idea will serve to combine all of these ideas, and to allow us to report back to you together on our progress. Included in this idea:
* Enable more flexibility in the search & add functionality for works that have DOIs (i.e. come from the CrossRef database)
* Remove (or otherwise indicate) works that already have been imported with these DOIs to prevent duplicate entries.
* Allow for multiple works with DOIs to be imported in one step.
Feel free to add a comment on any other things that you feel should be included in this piece. Thx. -Laura
The search function is poor. Most of publications cannot be found automatically. It is a painful things to add them (over 30 publications) manually. it is also very helpful to add advanced searching using DOI, title, and through googleschloar, etc.
None of the papers your 'SEARCH AND ADD' search returns are my papers. Many of the papers are even from before I was born! And most of the suggested papers don't even have authors with the same name as me - it has picked up where one author has my first name and a different author has my surname. I can't see a way to enter more search terms to narrow the results - for example a date range, or keywords (I entered keywords in my profile, but it didn't help), or co-authors. A better search would mean that your search would return my papers and I could add them to my ID.
The only other alternative appears to be for me to 'ADD MANUALLY' and enter all the details manually, which would be annoyingly time consuming. I tried entering just the Pubmed IDs, hoping it would retrieve the record, by it seems to require you to manually fill in every field?!
Right now, I need to enter multiple fields of information to add a record. It would be nice if I could just enter a DOI, and review the info coming back from CrossRef, and accept.
I did not find some papers of mine by search....
There is one annoying publication in my list of search results that has nothing to do with me. How do I get rid of it?
When you paste a DOI into the ID for adding publications, the metadata isn't pulled with it, requiring the user to type in all the metadata themselves when its already available via the DOI
The Cross-Ref suggestions seem to include articles by authors with my first name (but not my last name) and articles that have titles with one of my names but with author names that have no connection with my own name. This is a frustration. At least there should be a mechanism to delete the irrelevant suggestions.
We’re still developing the works search function in ORCID. But, until we have that complete you might consider adding articles through other tools we offer.
1. You can import publications associated with your Scopus Author ID by following the link to ‘Import Research Activities’ in the left column of your ORCID profile.
2. If you have a profile at ResearcherID you can add works by logging-in to www.researcherid.com, linking your ORCID iD to your profile, then following the link to ‘Exchange Data with ORCID.’ (More detailed instructions are at http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/articles/175738-transferring-information-between-your-researcherid)
3. Finally, CrossRef has has a search that integrates with ORCID at http://search.labs.crossref.org/ If you can find the article you are looking for in their search you will be able to automatically add it to your ORCID record.
Karen Christie commented
For me, the automatic search function was appallingly bad. Despite having my first name entered in your system, the search is suggesting papers for authors with first names starting with different letters. So, of the papers suggested, only one is actually mine, and without the ability to mark papers as not mine, all these others clutter the search interface with irrelevant papers, assuming the search ever pulls up any of my other publications.
It also seems that you should be able to add a paper using a PubMed ID (PMID). I don't have a ResearchID profile, but I do have a list of my publications that includes the PMIDs. If I could search by PMID, and then mark to add, I would do this. But, there is no way I am going to manually add publications that are indexed in PubMed.
Roberto Sassi commented
I strongly support the suggestion of removing from the search list papers already imported using the same tool, or even better, papers with DOIs already included in the author profile.
Thanks for the clearly good work you are doing
I also agree, I also had strange results with article info that were wrong from the crossref search: title not good, or journal volume wrong.
Tim Kittel commented
I agree with these suggestions re import functionality
Vamsi Balla commented
Search criteria should include article title, journal and other citation details. With these details the search engine should be able to identify the article and add to the list of member. This is similar to search facility available with Researcher ID and Scopus authors list.
Heather Piwowar commented
Please choose a solution that will also get metadata for DataCite DOIs? Thanks :)
Matthias Steffens commented
This is just a guess but it appears that CrossRef suggestions are supplied via the CrossRef Metadata Search (which is a great service, btw!).
So, to fix the issues with suggesting relevant publications for a certain author name, it would be nice if the CrossRef Metadata Search would be improved accordingly. This could be done by allowing to filter (facet) results by author name.
The (optional) inclusion of any author-supplied keywords would also improve the metadata search results.
David W. Lawrence commented
This metadata import can be done via CrossRef.
David W. Lawrence commented
Please further explain what is meant by "search criteria". Search of what?
Tim Hubbard commented
The matching system currently seems to have other defects too - it seems to let you add the same reference multiple times which should be impossible - one of the key points is to maintain a non redundant reference list. Agree should be possible to delete wrong suggestions.