The JMIR RefCheck process during copyediting extracts all cited references from the manuscript file, matches it against various databases, and corrects them if necessary. Sometimes authors will need to manually supply additional information or correct references.
"Not found or saved":
- For author in step 2: fix and save
"Found in Medline" yellow magnifying glass icon:
- Usually copyeditor and author should just make some sanity checks—these references are usually correct. All references having a PMID, a Medline link, or adhere to our instructions for authors (especially punctuation-wise) should have been looked up by our scripts and fixed automatically. If you encounter references listed in Medline which are not extracted / looked up, please email this instance to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can fix our scripts.
Other magnifying glass icons:
- "Found in the Webcite Database" blue magnifying glass: Web reference (webpage or online PDF document) found in the Webcite Database using the Webcite ID parsed from the reference and the URL and Access Date have been inserted/updated. Manual confirmation of the other fields is still required.
- "Found in Crossref" grey magnifying glass: The references could not be found in Medline and was found in Crossref as a secondary lookup. Unfortunately Crossref provides us with limited information (source, volume, issue, first page, and year) so manual confirmation is required. Note: the source provided by Crossref is not in abbreviated form.
- "Found by ISBN" pink magnifying glass: The ISBN number has been found in the database at http://isbndb.com/. In the case of book chapter references, the title, first page and last page fields will need to be manually confirmed and/ or edited.
- If the blue pencil icon is appearing, please review the comment that was made on the reference and take the appropriate action. This is crucial, as an author may request to delete a reference using this comment function.