Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.1

10th December 2020
Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.1

As 2020 comes to an end, we couldn’t let the year finish without just one more big release!  Today marks the release of Elements v6.1. This release represents the continuation of the work we started in Elements Version 6 to enhance the Elements user experience by redesigning core functionality our user community relies upon every day to ensure it is as easy to use as possible. While there are many exciting details to share in this release, easily the most exciting component is the roll out of our Reporting Hub:

Available to all our clients as a new standard Elements feature, the Reporting Hub represents an exciting step in our ongoing work to enhance Elements Reporting functionality and to empower our users to make the most of data captured in Elements. This initial release of the Reporting Hub brings together Dashboards and Formatted Group Reports within a new easy-to-use UI. 

As the name suggests, the new Elements Reporting Hub has been designed to provide a central home for reporting functionality within Elements. It consolidates reports and dashboards from across the system to increase the discoverability of reporting functionality in Elements and to create a more consistent user experience. The Reporting Hub harmonises approaches to managing, viewing and running reports to ensure they are as easy as possible to administer, with an emphasis on data security and the clear communication of rights and permissions.

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A few more updates…

Extending support for preprints:

This year has really highlighted the importance of Preprints in supporting the rapid dissemination of research. Elements has had a long history with preprints, starting with our integration with ArXiv as a data source over ten years ago. Over the last decade, we have seen preprints really come of age as a research output and be embraced by a wide range of research fields. There are now a plethora of preprint servers catering to different research disciplines and a standardised information management practice has begun to spring up around them.  

To ensure researchers and their organisations can track preprints consistently and efficiently, we have significantly extended support for preprints in Elements in a number of ways: 

  • The introduction of a new stock preprint publication type 
  • Adjustment of data source integrations to help automatically collect preprint records where possible. 
  • Addition of new linking functionality to help organisations understand the relationships between preprints and later  published works.
Symplectic Elements now an ORCID Certified Service Provider 2

ORCID Certified Service Provider

We are so excited to share all the details regarding version 6.1 with you. To find out more about the latest release and Elements contact us today.


Are you already an Elements client? Check out the full release notes here.