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create a function to remove duplicates in "works"

also update spelling of infromation to information !

please enable a function to remove duplicates in "works"

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    kristen williamskristen williams shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Prof. Dr. Jörg SchmiedmayerProf. Dr. Jörg Schmiedmayer shared a merged idea: double  ·   · 
    F BonhommeF Bonhomme shared a merged idea: put some sort of filter to remove duplicates from the list  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: allow me to merge duplicates in Works  ·   · 
    Xiaochen XieXiaochen Xie shared a merged idea: find a solution for authors to delete their duplicate IDs  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: It is really irritating that a double import does not identify duplicated elements. Tidying up is also tedious.  ·   · 
    victor calovictor calo shared a merged idea: please sort out repeated publications and mark them for deletion or remove them and ask for confirmation after we review the list  ·   · 
    UlliUlli shared a merged idea: Duplicate removal based on identical DOI, ISBN, numbers  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add button for removing duplicate publications  ·   · 
    FedericoFederico shared a merged idea: collapse duplicate works  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: "Remove Duplicates in Bibliography" feature  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: ensure imported works are de-duped  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Remove duplicates, the find publications has lots of duplicates in it  ·   · 
    completed  ·  ORCID SupportAdminORCID Support (ORCID Support Team, ORCID) responded  · 


    We’ve just released a new interface that addresses the issue with duplicate works added from different sources. The new interface groups works together by the work’s identifiers so that duplicates are shown as multiple versions of a single work.

    The full announcement for about the new interface is at

    ORCID Support


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      • Paul FowlerPaul Fowler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        useless, absolutely useless. The link does NOT take the reader to any useful information - like most "help" links in ORCID or sent by ORCID staff. NOTHING in the ORCID website addresses duplicate works. between ORCID and RESEARCHFISH a lot of researcher time is being wasted.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The lack of this capability in ORCID has so far prevented me from taking ORCID seriously, or including my ORCID on my website.

      • Bob GroveBob Grove commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Admin: PLEASE GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER ON THIS ONE. As noted by many, many people over a long period of time, the one-at-a-time delete function is indeed VERY cumbersome and time-consuming.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This really isn't good enough. This substantial problem was acknowledged almost a year ago and still no solution is offered. DOI matching is surely simple to implement. Many other publication databases also offer a manual merge function for records.

      • Rolf SanderRolf Sander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unfortunately, ORCID is still useless for me as long as I have all these
        duplicates in my list of papers. There is no need to wait months and
        years for a fancy solution. Simply create a button saying: "Keep this
        entry and delete all others with the same DOI".

      • gabgab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A tool to assist the user for duplicates removal should have been developed well before thinking about integration with other databeses such as ResearchID, Scopus, ... . The multiple selection is also missed. Come on!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This major problem is still hanging around. As others have commented, this makes ORCID unusable. I had thought of updating my records from ResearcherID today, but until ORCID fix this issue I'll stay well away.

      • PekkaPekka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The easiest way to do this would be to allow free sorting of works in the editing window. This would be a useful feature on its own and should take all of 30 min to implement. Then it would be relatively easy to remove (delete) duplicate works. Although I do think that automatic duplicate removal would be useful too (for those with hundreds of papers). I gave this feature the highest priority.

      • Igor RevaIgor Reva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My ORCID number is 0000-0001-5983-7743
        I have co-authored more than 100 publications.
        Imported them once from Researcher ID, and twice from SCOPUS
        Curretnly my ORCID record has more than 300 records, most of them triplicated.
        Cleaning this is a big pain...
        The easiest way of identifying articles as unique might be by DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
        Can it be somehow implemented to avoid multiplication of already existing records?

      • Elston Van SteenburghElston Van Steenburgh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't think an author should be subjected to this orcid torture. I want to submit a paper for publication, not fool around with expired links just to get started. Some start! I quit.

      • David W. LawrenceDavid W. Lawrence commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For journal articles, matching can approach 100% through the use of
        the first few title words
        author and second author names
        journal name/issn
        beginning page number or location number for online articles or doi

        publication year isn't so important because there can be confusion between ahead-of-print items and final versions that cross years.

        It is unnecessary to perfectly match everything every time. Give us an easy way to edit and delete our things.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just re-checked, I still have loads of duplicates (from ResearcherID) and can't delete all at once. Makes ORCID unusable. As people have been saying for more than a year!

      • PeterPeter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well, as a minimun, you must make creata an automatic system which can identify when the same item has been imported from researcherID and from SCOPUS.

        It is a big pain for the author to go through all the duplicates that your automatic system has created. And this duplication is re-made each time I import e.g. from SCOPUS.

        I will refuse to remove the duplicates until you provide something which works better for the authors.

        So in case you want a clean and good database and if you want the authors to do work for free for you, you must take care of this issue immedieately!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A merge tool could be used, so that the user could combine duplicate entries, into one with complete information, such as page number and external link.

      • BradBrad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would seem removing a simple tool to identify duplicate DOI's would be the first step in creating a tool to do this. Either that or a simple "select all works" then delete them followed by re-import from another source would do the trick.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm having the same issue, with the same publication being automatically imported from both PubMed and ResearcherID (with different metadata in each case).

        Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this - ideally by automatically 'merging' these, or preventing one or the other from coming in at all? Any help gratefully received...

      • Rolf SanderRolf Sander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ORCID is great but these duplicates are a serious problem that needs to
        be fixed soon! However, nothing has been happening for almost a whole
        year now. Until this is fixed, ORCID is quite useless for me. I agree
        that a perfect solution is difficult to obtain but please offer at least
        the option to delete duplicates which have the same DOI. Soon! If
        possible, yesterday :-)

      • Nick FinerNick Finer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is crazy - what is the point of allowing or nat least not providing automatic delation of hundreds of duplicates?

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