Release Notes and Deprecations

Versions History

Release — 2021/04

  1. New field: patents.assignee_countries (array).
    Description: List of countries of the assignees of the patent, expressed as GeoNames codes (note: this is the combination of the `current_assignee_countries` and `original_assignee_countries` fields).
  2. New field: patents.current_assignee_countries (array).
    Description: List of countries of the assignees who currently own the rights of the patent, expressed as GeoNames codes (note: this value is extracted independently from GRID).
  3. New field: patents.original_assignee_countries (array).
    Description: List of countries of the assignees who have owned the rights of the patent, expressed as GeoNames codes (note: this value is extracted independently from GRID).
  4. New field: patents.current_assignee.country.
    Description: Country of the assignee (note: this value can be extracted independently from GRID).
  5. New field: patents.original_assignee.country.
    Description: Country of the assignee (note: this value can be extracted independently from GRID).

Release — 2021/03

  1. New field: publications.open_access_categories_v2.
    Description: Implementing recategorization of Open Access across Dimensions services. This is to align more closely with Unpaywall. Details here.
    Note: the old field publications.open_access_categories is being deprecated and should no longer be used.
    Details of deprecated publication fields can be found here.
  2. Deprecated field: publications.open_access_categories
  3. New field publications.subtitles (array).
    Description: Publication subtitle, when available.
  4. New field publications.date_online
    Description: The publication online date.
  5. New field publications.date_print
    Description: The publication print date.
  6. New field publications.date_normal (date)
    Description: The publication date for the version of record of a document, normalised for partial dates which do not include a month/day value (ie. ‘2020’ converts to ‘2020-01-01’).
  7. Feature: Documentation – schema descriptions can now be found within the BigQuery Web UI (see publications as an example), as well as in our documentation.

Release — 2020/09

  1. Initial release