Episciences release notes Episciences version 1.0.18

Written by Raphaël Tournoy

Summary of Release notes for versions from 1.0.12 to 1.018

Version 1.0.18 has been released on September 30 2021

This summary only highlights recent changes and features, the full release notes with details and bug fixes are available online

1.0.18 – 2021-09-30

  • Imported papers are documents we may import when an existing journal decides to be hosted on Episciences with its previous content. Imported papers are now identified and labeled as ‘imported’ to avoid taking them into account for journal statistics. The paper metadata also identify them as ‘Imported‘ instead of ‘Submitted
  • Datasets and software links are now displayed on the paper’s page to promote usage of links between publication and datasets/softwares. It currently works with HAL and Zenodo. See for instance this article on JTCAM or this one with a link to Software Heritage on the same journal.

  • Version block: the date of submission/import of the different versions of the document is now displayed
  • Addition of the « acceptance rate » indicator [(A/S)x100 with A a number of accepted articles and S a number of submissions] on the statistics page
  • Publication date may be updated after publication ; this will for instance allow journals to fix differences that might happen because of timezone differences between the server and the users.
  • Several bug fixes – 2021-09-28

  • The  « Accepted » date of documents is now displayed with the submission and publication date.
  • Several bug fixes

1.0.16 – 2021-09-13 – 2021-08-31

1.0.15 – 2021-08-30

  • New API for HAL: JSON Feed of published articles hosted by HAL and their metadata
  • OAI-PMH: Adding Datacite metadata format to OAI-PMH repository with metadataPrefix oai_openaire
  • Several bug fixes

1.0.14 – 2021-07-28

1.0.13 – 2021-07-23

1.0.12 – 2021-07-15

  • OAI-PMH endpoint: cache metadata to improve response time
  • New « obsolete rating » status for reviews no longer needed. The reviewing on an obsolete version is no longer possible (when a new version has been requested).
    It’s not possible to invite reviewers on an obsolete version
  • New flash message when a user tries to review an article under revision (a new version has been requested to the authors)
  • Several bug fixes



Thanks to all the contributors for their time and effort