Innovation by EDP Sciences: dynamic links in PDF files (February 2015)

EDP Sciences has innovated by adding dynamic links in the references of PDF files instead of the standard static links. This permits:

Adding links (or even correcting links). This may be relevant when

  • a cited article has not yet been published online and the PDF is produced (e.g., a citation of an article in the same volume),
  • a cited article is very old, not yet digitized, and indexed in the ADS,
  • the citation is a book or a report that may be linked in the future;

Adding new functions in the future for already published articles, such as providing links related to the authors of the cited references with ORCID.

This solution is flexible when dealing with changes and improvements in the ADS and other citation systems.