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Please find below the list of error and warning messages that may be generated by the mEDRA system when the records are sent to Crossref.

If error messages are generated, the DOI will not be created/updated in mEDRA and the record will not be sent to Crossref.

If warning messages are generated, the DOI will be created/updated in mEDRA and the record will be sent to Crossref applying the rules in the description.

Legend of Content Type:
A=Article
M=Monograph


ERROR CODE DESCRIPTION SOLUTION CONTENT TYPE
mec_10000 The DOI element value length is greater than 2048 characters Enter a value length in DOI that is smaller than 2049 characters A, M
mec_10001 The DOIWebSiteLink element value length is greater than 2048 characters Enter a value length in DOIWebSiteLink that is smaller than 2049 characters A, M
mec_10002 The CODEN standard requires that the IDValue element value does not exceed 6 alphanumeric characters Enter a valid CODEN code in IDValue A
mec_10003 SerialPublication must contain at least one Title element with TitleType with a 01 value Enter at least one Title with TitleType equal to 01 in SerialPublication A
mec_10004 The DOI record must contain at least one ProductIdentifier element with ProductIDType with a 07 value or one ProductIdentifier element with ProductIDType with a 06 Enter at least one ProductIdentifier with ProductIDType equal to 07 or one ProductIdentifier with ProductIDType equal to 06 in the DOI record A
mec_10005 The ISSN string in the IDValue element contains a syntax error Enter a valid ISSN code in IDValue A, M
mec_10006 The DOI record must contain at least one JournalIssueDate element with DateFormat with a value other than 12 Enter at least one JournalIssueDate with DateFormat other than 12 in the DOI record A
mec_10007 Invalid year (YYYY) value in the Date element. The value must be between 1400 and 2200 Enter a year between 1400 and 2200 in Date A
mec_10008 Invalid month (MM) value in the Date element. The value must be between 01 and 12 Enter a month between 01 and 12 in Date A
mec_10009 Invalid day (DD) value in the Date element. The value must be between 01 and 31 Enter a day between 01 and 31 in Date A
mec_10010 ContentItem must contain at least one Title element with TitleType with a 01 value Enter at least one Title with TitleType equal to 01 in ContentItem A
mec_10012 The KeyNames element value (including spaces, digits and ?) is empty Enter a value (including spaces, digits and ?) in KeyNames that is smaller than 61 characters A, M
mec_10014 The PublicationDate element is mandatory Enter the PublicationDate in the DOI record A, M
mec_10015 Invalid year (YYYY) value in the PublicationDate element. The value must be between 1400 and 2200 Enter a year between 1400 and 2200 in PublicationDate A, M
mec_10016 The DOI element value appears in multiple DOI records Enter only one DOI record for every DOI that you want to register/update A, M
mec_10017 Invalid ORCID ID (NameIDType=21) Sintax ORCID ID must be expressed in the form below: http://orcid.org/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx A, M
mec_10018 The DOI string in the IDValue element contains a syntax error Enter a valid DOI code in IDValue A, M
mec_10019 The value of the journal DOI is the same as the article DOI Enter the correct journal DOI A
mec_10020 The DOI record does not contain the name of the publisher of the monographic content Enter either an ImprintName or a PublisherName with PublishingRole 01 or both A, M
mec_12000 ArticleCitation contains one DOI element exceeding 2048 characters Enter one DOI in ArticleCitation with a length value smaller than 2049 characters A, M
mec_12001 The DOI element value appears in multiple DOICitations records Enter only one DOICitations record for every DOI for which you want to deposit/update citations A, M
mec_12002 The key attribute value of the ArticleCitation element must be unique within the CitationList Assign a unique key attribute to every ArticleCitation within the CitationList A, M
mec_13000 Invalid e-mail address Enter a valid e-mail address A, M
mec_13001 The MessageReferenceNumber element value length must be between 4 and 100 characters Enter a value length in MessageReferenceNumber that is between 4 and 100 characters A, M
mec_13100 The ISSN string in the ISSN element contains a syntax error Enter a valid ISSN code in ISSN A, M
mec_13101 The key attribute value appears in multiple Queries If the forward-match attribute is true, then assign a unique key attribute to every Query within the document A, M
mec_13102 The JournalIssueDate element value contains a syntax error Enter a year in YYYY format in JournalIssueDate A, M
mec_13103 You cannot determine if the query refers to an article or a book Enter the mandatory elements for articles or books in the Query as defined in the specifications A, M
mec_13104 The match attribute value is different from the JournalTitle and ISSN elements Assign the same value to the match attribute of the JournalTitle and ISSN elements A, M
mec_13105 An AuthorName element or a FirstPageNumber element is not available in the query Enter at least one element among the AuthorName and FirstPageNumber elements in the Query A, M
mec_13106 A JournalTitle element or an ISSN element is not available in the query The article Query must always contain at least one element among the JournalTitle and ISSN elements A, M

WARNING CODE DESCRIPTION SOLUTION CONTENT TYPE
mec_00000 The RegistrantName element value exceeds 255 characters and was truncated It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 256 characters in RegistrantName A, M
mec_00001 The DOI record contains multiple WorkIdentifier elements with WorkIDType with 08 value. Only the first one is selected It is recommended to enter one single WorkIdentifier with WorkIDType equal to 08 A
mec_00002 SerialPublication contains more than 10 Title elements with TitleType 01 value. Only the first 10 are selected It is recommended to enter maximum 10 Title elements with TitleType equal to 01 in SerialPublication A
mec_00003 The TitleText element value exceeds 255 characters and was truncated It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 256 characters in TitleText A, M
mec_00004 SerialPublication contains more than 10 Title elements with TitleType with 05 value. Only the first 10 are selected It is recommended to enter maximum 10 Title elements with TitleType equal to 05 in SerialPublication A
mec_00005 The TitleText element value exceeds 150 characters and was truncated It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 151 characters in TitleText A, M
mec_00006 The DOI record contains more than 6 ProductIdentifier elements with ProductIDType with 07 value. Only the first 6 are selected It is recommended to enter maximum 6 ProductIdentifier with ProductIDType equal to 07 in the DOI record A
mec_00007 The JournalVolumeNumber element value exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 16 characters in JournalVolumeNumber A
mec_00008 The JournalIssueNumber element value exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 16 characters in JournalIssueNumber A
mec_00009 The FirstPageNumber element value exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 16 characters in FirstPageNumber A
mec_00010 The LastPageNumber element value exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 16 characters in LastPageNumber A
mec_00011 ContentItem contains more than 20 Title elements with TitleType 01 value. Only the first 20 are selected It is recommended to enter maximum 20 Title elements with TitleType equal to 01 in ContentItem A
mec_00012 ContentItem contains more than 1 PageRun element. Only the first is selected It is recommended to enter one single PageRun element in ContentItem A
mec_00013 Contributor with ContributorRole value other than A01, B01, B02, B06, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B19, B20, or B21. It was not selected It is recommended to enter Contributor with ContributorRole equal to A01, B01, B02, B06, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B19, B20, or B21 A, M
mec_00014 Contributor without KeyNames or CorporateName It is recommended to enter Contributor with KeyNames or CorporateName A, M
mec_00015 The JournalIssueDesignation element value exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one length value smaller than 16 characters in JournalIssueDesignation A
mec_00016 The DOI record doesn't contain any Contributor with SequenceNumber with 1, 01 or 001 values, ContributorRole with A01 value and KeyNames or CorporateName It is recommended to enter Contributor with ContributorRole equal to A01, SequenceNumber equal to 1, 01 or 001 and KeyNames or CorporateName in record DOI A, M
mec_00017 The DOI record contains more than 1 ProductIdentifier element with ProductIDType with 06 value. Only the first is selected. It is recommended to enter only one ProductIdentifier with ProductIDType equal to 06 in the DOI record A
mec_00018 Monographic Product does not contain a Title with TitleType 01 (Distinctive Title) It is recommended to include 1 Title with TitleType 01 (distinctive title) M
mec_00019 Monographic Product contains more that 1 Title. Only the first one with TitleType 01 is selected. If no TitleType 01 is present, the first other Title is selected in this order: TitleType 05|04|06 It is recommended to include 1 Title with TitleType 01 (distinctive title) M
mec_00020 The DOI record contains more than 6 ProductIdentifier elements with ProductIDType with 02 (ISBN-10) and 03 (ISBN-13) and 15 (EAN-13) value. Only the first 6 are selected It is recommended to enter maximum 6 ProductIdentifier with ProductIDType equal to 02 or 03 or 15 in the DOI record M
mec_00021 The DOI record does not contain any ProductIdentifier elements with ProductIDType with 02 (ISBN-10) or 03 (ISBN-13) or 15 (EAN-13) value It is recommended to enter the ISBN of the monographic product if assigned M
mec_00022 The DOI record contains a Series without SeriesIDType 02 (ISSN). The Series title was not selected It is recommended to enter the Series ISSN if assigned M
mec_00023 The DOI record contains more than 1 Series with SeriesIDType 02 (ISSN). Only the first 1 is selected It is recommended to enter one Serie ISSN if assigned M
mec_00024 The DOI record contains more than 1 OtherText elements. Only the first one was selected in this order: TextType 01|others It is recommended to include 1 OtherText with TextType 01 (main description) M
mec_00025 The ImprintName or PublisherName element value exceeds 255 characters and was truncated It is recommended to enter an ImprintName or a PublisherName which value does not exceed 255 characters M
mec_00026 The KeyNames or PersonName or PersonNameInverted element value exceeds 60 characters and was truncated It is recommended to enter a KeyNames or PersonName or PersonNameInverted which value does not exceed 60 characters M
mec_00027 The TitleOfSeries element value exceeds 300 characters and was truncated It is recommended to enter a TitleOfSeries which value does not exceed 300 characters M
mec_00028 The CorporateName element value exceeds 511 characters Enter a value length in CorporateName that is smaller than 511 characters A, M
mec_02000 ArticleCitation contains one JournalVolumeNumber element which exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one JournalVolumeNumber with length value smaller than 16 characters in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02001 ArticleCitation contains one JournalIssueNumber element which exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one JournalIssueNumber with length value smaller than 16 characters in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02002 ArticleCitation contains one FirstPageNumber element which exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one FirstPageNumber with length value smaller than 16 characters in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02003 ArticleCitation contains one NumberWithinSeries element which exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one NumberWithinSeries with length value smaller than 16 characters in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02004 ArticleCitation contains one EditionNumber element which exceeds 15 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one EditionNumber with length value smaller than 16 characters in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02005 ArticleCitation contains one ComponentNumber element which exceeds 50 characters and therefore was not selected It is recommended to enter one ComponentNumber with length value smaller than 51 characters in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02006 ArticleCitation contains one JournalIssueDate element with DateFormat 12 value It is recommended to enter one JournalIssueDate with DateFormat 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 or 11 in ArticleCitation A, M
mec_02007 ArticleCitation contains one JournalIssueDate element with Date value inconsistent with the format specified in DateFormat It is recommended to enter one JournalIssueDate with Date value consistent with the format specified in DateFormat A, M