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I hope this isn't the wrong part of the StackExchange network to ask this; if so, please point me in the right direction :-)

I just stumbled across missing metadata in Crossref, where the initial experimental publication on Graphene (DOI link) shows only the first author (Novoselov) in Crossref's metadata, rather than the eight authors on the actual publication.

As I couldn't quickly find something like a "report error" link - does anyone know where one would generally report such an omission? Should one rather address Crossref or the "data provider" (in this case: Science)?

Update, after Anyon pointed me in the right direction :

As it turns out, there is a list of all depositors (which takes forever to load), from where one can get details for all publications controlled by a specific depositor; turns out that URL scheme includes the prefix of the DOI:

https://apps.crossref.org/myCrossref/?report=missingmetadata&datatype=j&prefix=10.1126<— right here

which makes it easer to go directly to the "Missing Metadata Report" page. This then seems to indicate that 62,901 out of 265,942 articles (i.e. nearly 25%!) from Science are apparently missing author information (if I'm reading this correct), so no big deal, I guess??

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From Crossref's FAQ:

I’ve found a problem within your metadata - how do I get you to fix it?

While we aren’t able to correct the metadata provided by our members, report any metadata issues to our support staff and we’ll contact the responsible member and ask them to make corrections.

  • How on earth did I not find this.. :-D – Asmus May 8 at 17:27
  • @Asmus Maybe Crossref is to blame for making the "search" and "www" subdomains so disjoint... – Anyon May 8 at 17:34
  • I've also now found a "Missing Metadata Report" page for Science, see the updated question. – Asmus May 8 at 17:50

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