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Re: [O] org-ref, abstracts

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] org-ref, abstracts
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:43:14 -0400
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Julien Cubizolles writes:

> John Kitchin <address@hidden> writes:
>> I am pretty sure the metadata from dx.doi.org doesn't contain any
>> abstract information, so there is not a way to put anything useful in
>> it. The abstract is often covered by copyright.
> I hadn't thought of that. But for some sources (arXiv comes to mind)
> that could be done, right?

If the data exists, then arxiv-add-bibtex-entry could probably add the
abstract if it existed. I am not too familiar with arxiv so I am not sure.

>> You can add your own abstract with bibtex-make-field (C-c C-f) in a
>> bibtex entry, or you can copy the bibtex entries from publisher sites
>> which usually do contain the abstract if you ask for it.
> Since the url of the paper is included in the bibtex entry, it's pretty
> easy to get to the journal site and copy the abstract.
> Julien.

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