How do i validate?

About validation

Validation means that a publication get a final stamp of approval, assuring that the information about the publication in Pure is correct and adequate.

The validation task is handled by AU Pure. The AU Pure team compares the registered data in Pure with the information in the actual publication. Publication data is corrected if necessary. Then, the publication is save with the status of Validated.

In the event that AU Pure has questions to the registration, or the submitted publication cannot be found and verified, AU Pure contacts the main author to get the missing information.

If a publication is changed after AU Pure has validated it, the publication is subject to revalidation. Read more about revalidation.

Write the AU Pure Support at if you have questions regarding the validation process.

Validation checklist

The list below is what we check when we validate publications submitted in Pure.


  • Is the template correct (publication type)?
    This is especially important the check when the publication was imported form an online source, and Conference proceedings.
Publication type
  • It is the researcher's responsibility to make sure the type is set correctly (research, commissioned, communicated, education)
    The validator will notify the researcher of any errors or information that appears incorrect.
  • If "Commissioned" is marked a requester should be added if possible.
Peer review
  • The researcher is responsible for setting the correct peer-review status. The validator will notify the researcher if the status seems incorrect or is unclear from the publication itself.
Publication status
  • A journal article that does not have Volume or Issue information is investigated to see whether the publication has been published in its final version, or whether it in reality is published as e-pub ahead of print.
  • Only publications published in their final version can be validated.
Publishing year
  • Publication year is checked against what is stated on the publication.
Submission year
  • Submission year is ideally the same as publication year. Submission year is the year the publication was submitted in Pure and is used to control the workflow process for publications.
Authors and affiliations
  • If list of authors is complete.
  • If authors are correctly set as internal and external (to AU) persons.
  • If authors are affiliated to the correct organisation(s). Affiliations follow what is on the publication.
  • If role assignment is correct (author/editor)
  • Journal and Publisher are affiliated.
  • If the publication is published as a book or conference series this information is also added.
Electronic version(s)
  • If the publication has a DOI this is added. A DOI always start with "10".