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SONAR WP5 | Acquisition of Swiss affiliated research records

Purpose

SONAR is an archive of scholarly publications in preparation. It intends to collect, promote and preserve the publications of authors affiliated with Swiss public research institutions.

One aspect of the SONAR project aims at assessing the feasibility of a pipeline for automatically retrieving publications of researchers affiliated to Swiss institutions, from third-party international databases. Text mining was used for mapping Swiss institutions in the affiliation metadata of all Swiss related bibliographic records, gathered from CrossRef, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and Unpaywall (almost 500,000 records).


Global workflow

Evaluation of acquisition accuracy

A methodological evaluation, with a subset of Swiss institutional repositories, shows a potential improvement for coverage of between 30% and 50%, including numerous Open Archives full-texts. The complete study is available here.

Data

A complete May 2020 baseline is freely available. Monthly updates are planned.

DOIs acquisition via the API

For each investigated Swiss institution, the complete list of retrieved DOIs can be accessed via the API. Find your institution in the list, and check the URL call. Output is json formatted.

Complete records acquisition via FTP download

Two versions of each dataset are accessible via FTP download: "light" and "complete (ftp://candy.hesge.ch/SONAR). In the SONAR FTP repository, light files provides, for an institution, all retrieved DOIs, along with their Open Access status and publication year (collected from Unpaywall). Complete files (up to 1Go) provide, for an institution, all retrieved DOIs, along with their records in CrossRef, MEDLINE, and Unpaywall (when applicable).

Feedback is welcome

In order to assess the quality of our results and improve the overall process, your cooperation would be most welcome. Here is how you could help:

Here is the information we are interested in:

  1. How many publications provided by the SONAR retrieval process are already registered in your institutional repository or in your internal publication database?
  2. How many new publications does SONAR provide?
  3. How many are missing?
  4. What is the procedure you apply in order to perform the comparison?

Any other comment is welcome. Please send your reply to info.sonar@rero.ch.

List of investigated Swiss affiliations

id_affiliationaffiliation#DOIsAPI call
1Uni of Geneva and HUG38520URL
2Uni of Lausanne and CHUV33303URL
3EPFL (Lausanne)20000URL
4ETH Zurich39893URL
5Uni of Neuch√Ętel2672URL
6Uni of Fribourg6226URL
7Uni of Bern and Hospital40707URL
8Uni of Basel and Hospital38879URL
9Uni of Zurich and Hospital64032URL
10Uni of St. Gallen809URL
11Uni of Italian Switzerland2219URL
12Uni of Lucerne432URL
13HES-SO (Western Switzerland)1344URL
14HSLU (Lucerne)167URL
15ZHAW (Zurich)1469URL
16SUPSI (Ticino)513URL
17BFH (Bern)760URL
18FHO (Eastern Switzerland)11URL
20FHNW (Northwestern Switzerland)961URL
21Kalaidos27URL
22ZHdK (Zurich)51URL
23FFHS (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz)20URL
24HEP Vaud24URL
25HEP/PH Fribourg4URL
26PH Bern16URL
27HEP BEJUNE6URL
28PH FHNW (Northwestern Switzerland)15URL
29HEP/PH Valais2URL
30PH Lucerne26URL
31PH Zug7URL
32PH Schwyz2URL
33HfH15URL
34PH Zurich33URL
35PH Schaffhausen0URL
36PH Thurgau31URL
37SHLR1URL
38PH St. Gallen17URL
39PH Grisons0URL
40Dipartimento formazione e apprendimento - SUPSI0URL
41St. Gallen Hospital3708URL
42Paul Scherrer Institute5482URL
43WSL2068URL
44Empa2927URL
45Eawag3296URL
46IHEID (Geneva)359URL
47FORS43URL
48IDIAP (Martigny)145URL
49SIB3256URL
50IST509URL
51CREALP7URL
52IUKB11URL
53IRR56URL
54IRO 132URL
55ISSKA9URL
56CSEM282URL
57RWS3URL
58IFFP40URL
59STH8URL
60FiBL257URL
61Baden Canton Hospital507URL
62SIK-ISEA4URL
63SPF954URL
64Aarau Canton Hospital1765URL
65Agroscope1598URL
66IRSOL11URL
67Franklin University Switzerland14URL
68Cardiocentro ticino560URL
69Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina60URL
70Ente ospedaliero cantonale910URL
71AO Research Institute Davos669URL
72SIAF581URL
73PMOD69URL
74IKG3URL
75OSKS78URL
76BITG131URL
77CERN3250URL
78FHGR (Grisons)523URL



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Questions specifically relating to these services may be sent to info.sonar@rero.ch.