If necessary, errors in the source data are corrected in the OA monitor to ensure high data quality. All adjustments are verified by qualified employees; no changes are performed based on automated processing only.
ChemInform publishing years
In Unpaywall, issues of the journal ChemInform are sometimes output with the wrong publishing year (2010). In this case, the publishing year is automatically replaced with the year included in the DOI. The publishing date is also set to 01 January of the corresponding year. Example:
GRID institution names
Some names of institutions from the GRID data set are replaced with more specific names if there is a risk that the original names might lead to confusion.
|Department of Urology||Department of Urology, Dresden|
|University Hospital||University Hospital Magdeburg|
GRID federal states
The names of federal states/cantons from GRID are standardized so that a uniform German spelling is used.
Incorrect ISSN information in the CrossRef journal list is corrected.
Unpaywall publisher names
Different spellings of publishers’ names in the Unpaywall data set are standardized so that a uniform spelling is used in the OA monitor. This also applies to publishers and imprints that have been acquired by umbrella publishers. Examples:
|Elsevier Pub. Co.||Elsevier|
|Island Press||Springer Nature|