28-11-2023 - Authenticus v.4.0 2023 

Technical Upgrade:

  • The server moved to new fiscal location 
  • Upgrade of the server to VMware Virtual Platform
  • OS upgrade
  • Migration from MySql v5.6 to MySql v8

Software Upgrade

  • Export model for publications, researchers and institutions
  • NUTS regions identification in publications
  • Update algorithm for institutions and countries identification from affiliations.  
  • API v2 and API v.3 (new) working simultaneously 
  • Update of ORCID API to v.3
  • Bugs corrections.
  • Code cleaning


01-11-2019 Authenticus 2019

FORD Fields model

  • All publications are classified with one or more FORD fields. 
  • 8 tables in DB substituted with 3
  • 5 new static data tables with FORD fields and mappins of FORD field into ASJC, ISI fields, subject categories.
  • Modification of code to adopt to the fields model
  • Modification of Name identification algorithm to adopt to new fields model
  • Modification of API to adopt to the new fields model
  • Report on the publication FORD classification model - in preparation
  • Bugs correction
  • Code cleaning

Researchers model

  • Code adaptation to the new fields model
  • Update of the statistic page to load data in the background
  • Code revision of the researcher statistics model
  • Add new admin functionalities related with Ford rields and researcher name variants
  • Researcher embedded view adaptation to the new model
  • Bugs corrections.
  • Code cleaning

Publication model

  • Code adaptation to the new fields model
  • Updates in the general statistics calculation method
  • Code revision of the publication statistics model
  • Updates in the display of one publication statistics
  • Updates in the publication profiles and publication data model
  • Updates in the publication API
  • Modification in the publication data schema model
  • Modification of the publication search engine with adaptation to the new fields model and with term search in keywords
  • Added new script to search at WOS in the ‘Core Collection’
  • Bugs corrections
  • Code cleaning

Institution model

  • Code adoption to the new fields model
  • Modification of the institution publications search engine with adaptation to the new fields model and with term search in keywords. 
  • Code revision of the institution statistics model, temporal deactivation.
  • Bugs corrections
  • Code cleaning

Journal model

  • Code adoption to the new fields model
  • Bugs corrections
  • Code cleaning


10-05-2017 Authenticus 2016 [v. 1.1]

Institutions Changelog: 

  • Change of Institution Association Policy. Institution Editor can edit data about members of an instituional team, but can not add or remove members from the list. 
  • Added new 'Publicatin Source' to the filters of publications at Institution --> Publications interface. New source: 'NOT validated by team members' allows editors and administrators to view list of publicatins where at least one author is not validated and this author is associated with researcher from the team.
  • Fixed errors at instituitonal interfaces.

29-11-2016 Authenticus 2016 [v. 1.0]

Users Changelog:

  • New groups model.  Users can be assigned to various groups such as: Researcher, Institution or Custom Group. 
  • User can request ‘Institution Association’ meaning request to be an editor or administrator of institution. The assignment to the group is verified by Authenticus administrator or other administrator of an institution. 
  • User can create ‘Custom Group’. Custom Group is a virtual institution, to which researchers may be assigned and for which statistics and reports can be derived. An example of a custom group could be the team of a project: e.g. "Hyrax project", which aggregates the researchers collaborating in the project Hyrax. 

Researchers Changelog:

  • User with Researcher assigned can edit: basic data, emails, degree and identifiers. 
  • Researcher can have an Editor - other Authenticus user automatically associated based on institution affiliation.  
  • Modified view of Researcher affiliation with division for affiliation source. 

Institutions Changelog: 

  • New model for Institutions. Institution is real entity, which has organizational structure and associated partners, and groups researchers. Based on associated researchers it is created publication list, statistics and reports. 


Other features Changelog:

  • Notifications - users is updated about changes and important events related with its User, Researcher or associated Institution. 
  • FAQ - System of frequently asked question is now updated. 
  • Embedded View - 
  • API - Authenticus API has been released. API Documentation:  
  • Layout -  Authenticus Layout has changed. 



01-06-2015 Authenticus 2015 versão [v. 4.0]
  • Atualização do modelo de publicações responsável pela importação de metadados, junção de metadados provenientes de diferentes fontes, deteção de duplicados e atualização periódica automática de publicações das diversas fontes.
  • Melhoramentos na funcionalidade de exportação de publicações.
  • Melhoramentos em muitos aspetos da interface, nomeadamente pesquisa, adição de novas publicações e identificadores para investigadores, publicações e instituições.
  • Novas funcionalidades:
    • edição de alguns dados do investigador;
    • edição de alguns dados da institituição.
  • Resolução de alguns erros de funcionamento.
  • Melhoria do desempenho geral da interface.