scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps researchers better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations–citations that display the context of the citation and describe whether the article provides supporting or contradicting evidence. The scite badge is an easy way to integrate Smart Citations with your own web pages.
Getting started with the scite badge is very easy, simply include the following on your page where you would like the badge to appear:
The following should appear (hover to see tooltip!):
You may also see the editorial notices such as retractions when you use the DOI of a retracted paper:
See below for more badge customization options.
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The scite badge is free for personal use, or for use with works you yourself have authored.
If you are an organization and would like to use the badge you are also welcome, but please email us at email@example.com and let us know how you will be using it. We also offer custom API integration for cases where the badge is not a good fit.
Customize your badge before embedding on your site.
Options can be specified on the inserted div prefixed with
data-. For example to customize the badge layout:
<div class="scite-badge" data-doi="10.1016/j.biopsych.2005.08.012" data-layout="horizontal"></div>
By default the badges will load in after the page has loaded. To manually reload the badges run the function
insertBadges is exposed as
To pull the target DOI from a meta tag in the document rather than setting inline, you can use the syntax
meta:my_tag_name. For example, if the tag
<meta name="article_doi" content="10.1016/j.biopsych.2005.08.012"/> were present:
<div class="scite-badge" data-doi="meta:article_doi" data-layout="horizontal"></div>
If it is more convenient to configure the badges not inline where they will be injected but elsewhere on the page, you can use elements with the class
scite-badge-config to describe your badges. These elements are configurable the same way as
scite-badge elements but have two extra options:
insert-before is not set to
true then the badge will be appended to the element specified as
true then the badge will be inserted before the element specified by
If you need to change the style of the badge, such as make it smaller to fit a certain component, you can use the class
scite-badge to style the badge. This class is applied to the badge element and can be used to style the badge and it's children elements.