DOI doesn't retrieve abstract from ScienceDirect

Importing ScienceDirect hosted items via DOI does not retrieve the abstract. All other info appears to be correct.

Tried it with the following DOIs:

* 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102754

* 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106109

Also generated an error report in case that is helpful. 357030938.

Can confirm that this happens to a colleague using Windows as well.
  • edited May 16, 2021
    Although some Elsevier journal metadata via doi/CrossRef contain abstracts, this isn't universal and not necessarily for all years.

    You can obtain abstracts with the metadata when you use the Zotero save icon in your browser from ScienceDirect.
  • Ah, good to know. I assumed it was a bug at Zotero's end, but of course its actually Elsevier doing things differently.
  • It's mostly that until recently, CrossRef didn't include abstracts in DOI records at all.
  • Some Elsevier and Taylor and Francis journals seem to be retroactively adding abstracts to doi records. If this catches on, I hope this becomes widespread.
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