Zotero is dropping authors on import from Google Scholar

I've got the latest version of Zotero running (5.0.97-beta.43+c5d89f6d0). When I import a paper with more than 10 authors from Google Scholar, Zotero simply drops the additional authors. They do not show at all in the "Info" panel and I am assuming that they were not imported, since the Info panel doesn't rely on any particular style.

Can anyone suggest a fix?

  • Can you give an example? In general, Google Scholar has very poor metadata. I wouldn’t be surprised if they cut it off at 10 authors. You will generally get better results by clicking through to the publisher webpage and importing from there.
  • edited 7 days ago
    Oh wow, you are correct -- the fault is with Google Scholar. Here's an example, using an article with 17 authors.

    1. Search Google Scholar for "Longest terrestrial migrations and movements around the world" or click on this [link](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0,48&q=Longest+terrestrial+migrations+and+movements+around+the+world&btnG=). I'm using the Firefox Zotero plugin. When you select the article for import with the plugin, only the first 10 authors are imported.

    2. If, on the other hand, you go directly to the Nature journal page: (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-51884-5) and use the _same_ import method, then all 17 authors are imported.

    I appreciate your help -- I learned a valuable lesson today.
  • If you look at the example citations that google scholar generates (the quotation mark icon) you'll also see 7 authors missing
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