Resolving and Citing LAPSE IDs

The Most Recent Version of a Record

Each record is assigned a general LAPSE ID, like this:


Where YYYY is the year of submission and XXXX is the record number for that year. This LAPSE ID resolves to the most recent version of a record. In most cases, this is the form of the LAPSE ID that you should give to others, since the user will always be directed to the most recent version. The permalink or URL to the most recent version of this record is:

Each LAPSE record shows a suggested citation. When citing a LAPSE record, the suggested citation is of the form:

Adams TA II, Hoseinzade L, Madabhushi PB, Okeke IJ. Comparison of CO2 Capture Approaches for Fossil-Based Power Generation: Review and Meta-Study. (2018). LAPSE:2018.0134

A Particular Version of a Record

If you need to cite a particular version of the record, you can use the following form:


Where Z is the version number. The corresponding permalink or URL is:

This will resolve to version Z of this record specifically. The page for the main version of a record (LAPSE:YYYY.XXXX) will lists the versions available and the LAPSE IDs for each one. A warning message will be displayed to viewers who are looking at out-of-date versions of the record.

The Most Recent Version of a Particular File

You can refer to the most recent version of a particular file by the following designation:


Where F is the file number, with the corresponding permalink / URL:

This always resolves to the most recent version of file F (or more accurately, a page containing a link to the file and corresponding meta data) even if that file only is found in previous versions of a record and not in the most up-to-date version.

A particular version of a particular file

Similarly, you can refer to a particular version Z of a particular file F


With the corresponding permalink / URL as expected: