Helle Crossref Community,
I am managing the Institutional repository of my university (University to Namur and the institutional repository).
One of our authors is facing a refusal fro an editor because of a control performed by crossref:
Here is the message:
Eslevier uses the CrossREF system to find a strong similarity between your paper and the following publicly available online information (pure.unamur.be/ws/portalfiles/portal/75332956/2302.05154v1.pdf). The academic community does not consider this to be an authoritative preprint website, but rather an Internet open information portal.As a result, we are unable to assess the innovation of your paper. It is recommended that you use the system to check the similarity information for yourself.
Thank you again for your support of ISWA"
Please do let me know if I can be of any further assistance …"
The paper is a preprint pushed on ARXIV and on the institutional repository (Pure from Elsevier) and so I don’t understand why an Institutional repository is not considered by Crossref as a valid source for preprint?
Any ideas to manage that are welcome/
All the best
CRIS Manager - University of Namur -Belgium