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Support importing meta-data from arxiv.org

It would be great if you would support importing meta-data from arxiv.org for selected papers. Or importing directly from the html page (example: https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.03600) instead of only from the pdf.


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I have the same question. Is it implemented in an unreleased version? At the moment, it is almost impossible to import an arXiv PDF without jumping through a number of hoops. If I have an entry with arXiv metadata already in it, the identifier provides a link to the arXiv page, but if I then click on the PDF link in the browser, the Chrome extensions provides an "Import to ReadCube Papers" button, but it creates a completely new entry with no metadata. As far as I can tell, there is no way to merge the two entries.


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Any ETA for when it gets deployed? Its not working in the webapp or chrome extension for google scholar yet


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Is this still not deployed? It seems like the arxiv number should make this really easy to implement. It would also be nice if there as something like an arxiv blank to fill in on the information page when trying to lookup details. One number gives most of the information about the paper. 


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This is implemented. Please remember that since arXiv is a pre-print service the metadata you receive will be generally less than if the paper was from a Journal.

Any updates on this? I'm also having trouble with metadata loading for arXiv papers, even if I manually provide the ID.

Example of the current low success rate for recent arxiv imports:



The Firefox Papers extension recognises arxiv pages, pulls the metadata, but not the pdf.


To get arxiv papers into Papers I need to add the paper to Papers from the arxiv page using the Firefox extension, then download the pdf to disk manually, then add it as a file to the article in Papers. Is this the intended way of working?

There seems to be a lot of confusion here. If you use the browser extension the "Add to Library" button will automatically add it to your library(With PDF) and fill in the needed metadata:

Again if you are missing metadata we get very little metadata from Arxiv it's self. 

Where as something like a Nature or Wiley article has data about references, figures, etc.
If you are importing the PDF manually you can always fill in the arxiv ID save and then right click and hit update details

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