My understanding is that the difference between 'was' and 'has been' means that something beginning in the past either ended or has not yet.
My neck was sore yesterday. <- ended at some time
My neck has been sore since yesterday. <- continuing up to the present
How does this apply to the following two sentences:
An earlier version of this chapter has been published as 'Author A., Author B., 2016, ...'
An earlier version of this chapter was published as 'Author A., Author B., 2016, ...'
Which is correct or are they equivalent?