Struggling with Pending DOI Submission

Hi All,

I am getting an invalid namespace error however I try to submit. I am trying to follow the pending xml example as best I can but I am certain I am doing something wrong. Here is my latest XML submission (submission id = 1572216487)

<doi_batch xmlns=“” xmlns:xsi=“” xmlns:fr=“” xsi:schemaLocation=“” version=“4.4.2”>



<depositor_name>Project MUSE</depositor_name>




<full_title>Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books</full_title>



Youth Media Awards 2023




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Hi @ajt_muse ,

I see a couple problems here. Here’s what I recommend instead:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<doi_batch xmlns=""
    xmlns:xsi="" version="4.4.2"
        <registrant>Project MUSE</registrant>
                <full_title>Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books</full_title>
                <issn media_type="electronic">1558-6766</issn>
                <title>Youth Media Awards 2023</title>

The information in the header was the major issue, but you also need an acceptance date. I’ve used today in my example.

Here’s the XML file, if you’d like to use it:
pending_pub_example.xml (1.2 KB)

Let me know if you have any follow-up questions,

Got it. Thank you for the quick response. It is working now.


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