Release Notes and Deprecations

Versions History

Release — 2021/07

  1. New source: policy_documents
    Description: The policy document data includes sources that are designed to change or otherwise influence guidelines, policy or practice. Tracked policy sources and document types range from government guidelines, reports or white papers; independent policy institute publications; advisory committees on specific topics; research institutes; and international development organisations.
  2. New field: clinical_trials.concepts (array).
    Description: Concepts describing the main topics of a clinical trial (note: automatically derived from the publication text using machine learning).
  3. New field: clinical_trials.date_inserted (timestamp).
    Description: Date when the record was inserted into Dimensions.
  4. New field: clinical_trials.interventions (array).
    Description: Information about the clinical trial’s interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators.
  5. New field: clinical_trials.mesh_terms (array).
    Description: Medical Subject Heading terms as used in PubMed.
  6. New field grants.concepts (array).
    Description: Concepts describing the main topics of a grant (note: automatically derived from the grant text using machine learning).
  7. New field: grants.funder_org_acronyms (array).
    Description: List of acronyms for the funding organisation.
  8. New field grants.language (string).
    Description: Grant original language, as ISO 639-1 language codes.
  9. New field grants.original_abstract (structure).
    Description: Abstract of the grant in its original language.
  10. New field: grants.original_title (structure).
    Description: Title of the grant in its original language.

Release — 2021/06

  1. New field publications.arxiv_id (string).
    Description: The publications arXiv identifier (e.g. ‘arXiv:2102.02477’).
  2. New field publications.parent_id (string).
    Description: For supported publication type, the Dimensions publication identifier of a record considered to be the parent item of this publication (ie. parent book of a book chapter).
  3. New field: datasets.license.name (string).
    Description: The dataset licence name, e.g. ‘CC BY 4.0’.
  4. New field: datasets.license.url (string).
    Description: The dataset licence URL, e.g. ‘https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/’.

Release — 2021/05

  1. New field: grants.funder_org_cities (array).
    Description: List of cities linked to the organisation funding the grant, expressed as GeoNames codes.
  2. New field: grants.funder_org_countries (array).
    Description: List of countries linked to the organisation funding the grant, expressed as GeoNames codes.
  3. New field: grants.funder_org_state_codes (array).
    Description: List of state codes linked to the organisation funding the grant, expressed as GeoName codes (ISO‌-3166-2).
  4. New field: grants.research_org_cities (array).
    Description: List of cities of the research organisations receiving the grant, expressed as GeoNames identifiers
  5. New field: grants.research_org_countries (array).
    Description: List of countries of the research organisations receiving the grant, expressed as GeoName codes.
  6. New field: grants.research_org_state_codes (array).
    Description: List of state codes of the organisations receiving the grant, expressed as GeoName codes (ISO‌-3166-2).
  7. New field: datasets.repository_name (string).
    Description: The name of the repository of the dataset.

Release — 2021/04

  1. New source: reports
    Description: A technical report is a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. It might also include recommendations and conclusions of the research.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. New field: patents.current_assignee.country.
    Description: Country of the assignee (note: this value can be extracted independently from GRID).
  6. 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