Publication variants

It may happen that finished work is published anew. The content may have changed, or the publication takes on a different shape, or it is published through a different channel. How the new variant is published determines the registration in Pure. The principle for registering these variant is, that only when the content or the type of publishing channel (not publishing media) change, the publication is registered as a separate entry in Pure.

New edition

If your book comes in a new edition, that might be a 2nd edition, a new revised edition etc. you have to register the new edition in Pure. Register as you normally do, and make sure to fill out the following fields:

  • Write the edition in the Edition field.
  • Write the ISBN in the ISBN field.

If the first edition is also registered in Pure, it is a good idea to find this record and check if the edition information is present.

It is a good idea to relate the various editions under "Relations" at the bottom of the template. That makes it easier for others to find related editions.


If a book that you published already is reprinted it qualifies as a printing e.g. "Second printing".

A reprint is not to be registered in Pure, because a reprint is just a set of copies of the book that was initially published. For this reason, reprint does not qualify as a new publication.

If the reprint is published by a different publisher you do not change the information for the first printing. You just add a bibliographical note with the new publisher's name and ISBN.


If your publication is translated, you can register it in Pure. As it is the same publication, it is not to be registered in Pure again. Therefore you simply type the translation of original title of origin in the "Bibliographic Note" field.

Enter the translated title in the "Title" field. The original title is written in "Bibliographical note" as described above.

As a validator, in the "Publication Status" field, select the status "Published" and write the year of the translation publication. In the "Submission Year" field, note the year of the original version publication year.

Parallel languages

If a publication contains multiple languages in one and the same edition, it is a parallel language, for example. A text published in Danish and Greenlandic in the same edition. When registering such a publication in PURE, select "Multiple languages" and enter the parallel titles in the title fields.

Fill in page number, publisher, and publisher information.

If page numbers vary from language to language, they can be specified as shown

Publisher and publisher may be listed in both languages. You can only specify one publisher and one publishing point. Are both entries important, can you write one in "Bibliographic note"

Fill out if necessary. "Bibliographic note" with information about languages, page numbers, etc.

Finish with "Save".

Republished as e-book

If your printed book was published in 2020, and the same book is published as an ebook in 2022, it is the same publication and is not to be registered in Pure again. All you need to do is to enter the e-ISBN in the ISBN (electronic) field in the existing record. In the "Bibliographic Note" field you may add a note "Re-Publish as e-book in 2022".

As a validator, add the year of publication of the eBook under status 'Published'.

In the "Submission Year" field, note the year of the original print version publication year. This way, the publication will not count twice in the context of BFI.

If your publication is published as a printed book and as an ebook the same year, you are only to register the publication once. In the field "ISBN (Print)", type ISBN for the printed version and in the "ISBN (Electronic)" field, type the ISBN for the e-book. In this way you register both releases as one record.

Republished through new type of publishing channel

Republishing could be an article that is published as a chapter in a book after the original publication.

If the publication is published again, but through a new publication channel, this is also registered in Pure as a separate record, featuring the new publication channel.

It would be of service to add a bibliographical note "Originally published in the Journal of . . .  "