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BUGS in MAS API RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Couple of Bugs i'm having with the API.

    1) In a publication query I am not getting the full abstract returned, it appears to be truncated.

    2) A Journal search is not working, e.g. I give the API a journal ID and want the journal info back, but get an empty record. 

    3) On the academic site editing a profile doesn't work as in Chrome I can't seem to press the continue button to login. 

    Cheers

    Dave T 

    University of Southampton


    • Edited by Davetaz_2 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:04 PM
    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:01 PM

Answers

  • Hello Dave T,

    Thank you for your interest in Academic Search and the API! Please note that at this time we are bound by contracts with publishers to specific character limits. We hope this can be amended in the future.

    Thank you, also, for reporting the search by JournalID bug. Currently, you can retrieve an Author by AuthorID, but not a Journal by JournalID. With a JournalID you can retrieve the following: 

    • Publications
    • Authors
    • Organizations

    But not Journal, Conference, Keyword, or Domain. We will work to update the API documentation accordingly.

    Additionally, we are aware of the sign in difficulties some users are experiencing and our technical team is working on resolving the issue. In the meantime, we have identified a workaround. If, after you sign in with your Live ID, you click the blue Continue button and cannot access the edit profile options, click Sign in with a different Microsoft account. On the sign in page, re-enter your Live ID and password and click Sign In. 
     

    Best regards,

    Microsoft Academic Search Team
     
      
     

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:59 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello Dave T,

    Thank you for your interest in Academic Search and the API! Please note that at this time we are bound by contracts with publishers to specific character limits. We hope this can be amended in the future.

    Thank you, also, for reporting the search by JournalID bug. Currently, you can retrieve an Author by AuthorID, but not a Journal by JournalID. With a JournalID you can retrieve the following: 

    • Publications
    • Authors
    • Organizations

    But not Journal, Conference, Keyword, or Domain. We will work to update the API documentation accordingly.

    Additionally, we are aware of the sign in difficulties some users are experiencing and our technical team is working on resolving the issue. In the meantime, we have identified a workaround. If, after you sign in with your Live ID, you click the blue Continue button and cannot access the edit profile options, click Sign in with a different Microsoft account. On the sign in page, re-enter your Live ID and password and click Sign In. 
     

    Best regards,

    Microsoft Academic Search Team
     
      
     

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the replies, pain on the abstracts but there had to be some silly publisher restriction somewhere. 

    So we won't ever be able to retrieve the journal details that a publication is contained within, like number and volume?

    Dave T

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 3:33 PM