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Change log

API Version Schema Versions Date Released Notes
2.2.2 - Scholar: 1.5.2
- Patent: 1.2.7
Jun 29, 2021 - Added Patent response fields biblio.parties.examiners
- Added patent request fields has_examiner - Added language support in request
- Added scholarly search fields reference.lens_id, in_analytics_set
2.1.1 - Scholar: 1.5.0
- Patent: 1.2.5
May 19, 2021 - Added Patent response fields biblio.references_cited.citations.cited_phase, biblio.references_cited.patent_count
- Added patent request fields earliest_priority_claim_date, sequence.organism.tax_id, sequence.organism.name, sequence.organism.name.exact
- Added scholarly fields source.issn.type, date_published_parts
2.1.0 - Scholar: 1.5.0
- Patent: 1.1.0
February 22, 2021 - Added Scholarly GET endpoint for retrieving scholarly works by Lens_id
- Added has_inpadoc, created and earliest_priority_date to the Patent request fields
- Expanded the coverage of the default search field for string based queries
- Performance improvements for Scholarly endpoints
2.0.0 - Scholar: 1.4.0
- Patent: 1.0.0
December 16, 2020 - Added Patent API endpoints
- Added support for un-stemmed search
1.3.2 Scholar: 1.3.2 March 25, 2020 - Added keyword fields author.affiliation.name.exact, source.title.exact, funding.organisation.exact for search request
1.3.0 Scholar: 1.3.0 March 5, 2020 - Added GET endpoints for Scholarly Search and Collections
- Added author identifier fields (MAG, ORCID)
- See Lens Release 6.7 notes for details
1.2.0 Scholar: 1.2.0 September 9, 2019 - Added Lens partner option
- Bug fixes
- Performance improvements
- See Lens Release 6.4 notes for details
1.1.0 Scholar: 1.1.0 July 22, 2019 - Added the ability to search within a scholarly collection (user feedback)
- Bug fixes
1.0.0 Scholar: 1.0.0 June 27, 2019 - API to access the full corpus of Scholarly works
beta Scholar: beta April 29, 2019