Could someone else have already added my research output to Pure?

Answered By: Open Access Team
Last Updated: May 17, 2016     Views: 54

Yes. A co-author may have already created a Pure record for your research output. Starting a new record in Pure may therefore create a unnecessary duplicate record. Pure will alert you to this by displaying a 'View possible duplicates' message.

If a record of your paper is already present in Pure but you have not been included as an author, you should use the ‘Mine – claim content’ feature and the Open Access team will do the rest. 

If you need to, you can also edit the existing record's metadata or upload a  document to it and it will be flagged for re-validation by our team.

For detailed instruction on preventing duplicate records in Pure, please follow the steps in this blog. Need more help?

Email our team at or check out our Open Access LibGuide.

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