How to merge duplicates in Symplectic
To merge duplicates, you first need to put them in your workspace:
- Click on the green label (marked with a wheelbarrow) for each publication in turn
- Click on the 'workspace' icon at the top of the page (on the left of the 'account settings')
- Tick both item’s selection box (on the left of the title) and then press the blue icon 'Join’
- Click the orange label (marked with a wheelbarrow) by the item to remove it from this 'workspace'
Note: Symplectic might struggle to merge duplicates that have been found in the same database (quite often Scopus); this is actually a mistake in the database. In this case, please check which mention is an error (usually incomplete), decline it and approve the other one.
If both records have a deposited file attached to them, Symplectic will ask you which file to keep. Please bear in mind that you will lose the file (in Symplectic, not in ORA) and first deposit date for the record you delete so make sure you don’t lose the required first deposit date. If files on both records are already deposited in ORA (the record shows as 'Live' or 'In review'), keep the record with the earliest deposit date.