How to merge duplicates in Symplectic

To merge duplicates, you first need to put them in your 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.