What are the document version numbering conventions?

There are 2 types of version numbering for documents: 1. Versions from the archive, 2. Intermediate versions from Episciences

1. Versions from the open archive

Version numbers are corresponding to the numbers of the versions submitted by the author. Thus they follow the numbering scheme of the open archive where the article comes from.

Example :

  • Version 5
  • Version 2

The first version submitted to the journal was the article Version 2. Then, for instance due to a modification requested by an editor, the next version submitted by the author is the number 5 from the source open archive. Version 3 and 4 do exist on the open archive repository but they were not submitted to the journal. This is why we see a gap between V2 and V5.

2. Intermediate versions from Episciences

Intermediate versions (articles updated directly on the site of the journal but not coming from an open archive) are numbers with dots

Example :

  • Version 2
  • version 1.02
  • version 1.01
  • Version 1

Versions 1.01 and 1.02 are working versions, derived from v1, they do not come from an open archive repository. They were updated directly on the journal website by the author.

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