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A Global Database of Citation Context and Coverage: Our Coverage in Turkey

Learn how scite makes research more inclusive and comprehensive by including Turkish content in its database.
Mon Nov 21 2022

Research is a global endeavor, and it always has been. However, tools, data, and publications increasingly exclude work from various geographies and sources. At scite, we believe that the global output of research should include work from researchers and students worldwide, not just the US and English-speaking countries. In a new series we are launching today, we will highlight how scite makes research more inclusive and comprehensive by including non-English content in its database. In this first post, we will focus on Turkey.

What is scite?

scite has built the world’s largest database of Citation Statements. By working with publishers, scite indexes full-text articles and extracts sentences from each article where references are used in-text. Through this we have created a massive network of what different papers said about each other’s findings.

Scite further classifies each statement as supporting, mentioning, or contrasting the cited claims, allowing disambiguation into traditional citation counts.

With its unique search feature, users can use scite to query this database of citation statements to directly find facts or answers from over 32 million full-text articles. Unlike Google Scholar, scite actually shows you what parts of the article matched your query, saving you time and giving you confidence in your results.

How is scite including Turkish research?

scite has thousands of users across dozens of universities in Turkey. While many researchers are happy with how comprehensive our database is, some asked if we could include articles published in Turkish. Working with local groups in Turkey, we recently ingested 130,792 articles published in Turkish, from which we extracted 1,598,844 citation statements.

This means you can search Cancer in the Turkish language (kanser) and find over 4,000 results mentioning cancer research. It also means that many Turkish journals and publishers finally have reliable citation metrics for their articles, which can be seen here:

If you’re a Turkish researcher and want to use scite for your research, please consider recommending us to your University. If you’re an editor at a Turkish journal, please consider adding Smart Citations to your articles. Our badges are free and easy to add and are now live across major publishers like The Royal Society, The American Chemical Society, Wiley, PNAS, and more. Our badges are also live on Turkish university repositories, like Hacettepe University.