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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.

ERROR CODE DESCRIPTION SOLUTION
mec_10000 The DOI element value length is greater than 2048 characters Enter a value length in DOI that is smaller than 2049 characters
mec_10001 The DOIWebSiteLink element value length is greater than 2048 characters Enter a value length in DOIWebSiteLink that is smaller than 2049 characters
mec_10002 The CODEN standard requires that the IDValue element value does not exceed 6 alphanumeric characters Enter a valid CODEN code in IDValue
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
mec_10004 The DOI record must contain at least one ProductIdentifier element with ProductIDType with a 07 value Enter at least one ProductIdentifier with ProductIDType equal to 07 in the DOI record
mec_10005 The ISSN string in the IDValue element contains a syntax error Enter a valid ISSN code in IDValue
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
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
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
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
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
mec_10011 The DOI record must always contain at least one Contributor with SequenceNumber with 1, 01 or 001 values, ContributorRole with A01 value and KeyNames or CorporateName Enter at least one Contributor with ContributorRole equal to A01, SequenceNumber equal to 1, 01 or 001, and KeyNames or CorporateName in the DOI record
mec_10012 The KeyNames element value (including spaces, digits and ?) exceeds 35 characters Enter a value (including spaces, digits and ?) in KeyNames that is smaller than 36 characters
mec_10013 The CorporateName element value exceeds 511 characters Enter a value length in CorporateName that is smaller than 511 characters
mec_10014 The PublicationDate element is mandatory Enter the PublicationDate in the DOI record
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
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
mec_10017 Invalid ORCID ID (NameIDType=21) Sintax ORCID ID must be expressed in one of the two forms below: http://orcid.org/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx or http://orcid.org/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
mec_12000 ArticleCitation contains one DOI element exceeding 2048 characters Enter one DOI in ArticleCitation with a length value smaller than 2049 characters
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
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
mec_13000 Invalid e-mail address Enter a valid e-mail address
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
mec_13100 The ISSN string in the ISSN element contains a syntax error Enter a valid ISSN code in ISSN
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
mec_13102 The JournalIssueDate element value contains a syntax error Enter a year in YYYY format in JournalIssueDate
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
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
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
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

WARNING CODE DESCRIPTION SOLUTION
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
mec_00014 Contributor without KeyNames or CorporateName. It was not selected It is recommended to enter Contributor with KeyNames or CorporateName
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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