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Introducing Researcher Profiles

Mon Jul 12 2021

Search over 260M researcher profiles to identify the most supported (or contrasted) researchers in any field

Today we are happy to announce the launch of researcher profiles to help users better understand research articles and how they have been cited in the literature and to better identify relevant researchers and understand their publication records.

Users can now see 263,001,928 different researcher profiles on scite connected to 92,614,734 papers, 9,528 funding sources, and 26,759 affiliated organizations with this launch. This means that you can now easily see how an article and a researcher have been cited, allowing you to identify potential collaborators, leaders in the field, emerging leaders, reviewers, and more.

To highlight the utility of this new feature, let’s look at how you can find established leaders or emerging leaders in Parkinson’s disease research using our search. Searching for the term “Parkinson’s Disease” returns 114,003 results and identifies which authors have the most papers in the area.

This list might be useful but say we want to identify researchers in this space with highly supported work. Using our citation filter on the left, we can limit the results to papers with at least 5 supporting citations, which narrows the list down to 9,138 publications and surfaces a different list of authors, arguably some of the most influential authors in the field. Narrowing such a list down to recent authors from 2015 onwards would further constrain this.

By selecting an author from the list you will then see who they have co-authored with most. For example, Eliezer Masliah has co-authored with the following authors the most on these influential papers.

Other tools have provided similar capabilities, identifying who has the most papers in a discipline and the most citations. However, scite is the only tool that allows you to see how the article and researcher have been cited by displaying the citation statements and classifying them as providing supporting or contrasting evidence. Other tools only show you the list of citing articles without citation types.

Let’s open the scite report for a publication by Eliezer Masliah. Below the title, you can see the authors and click on any one of them to open their corresponding scite Researcher Profile.

The profile shows the list of articles they’ve published and allows you to filter by the most cited, most supported, most recent, and more. Additionally, it also allows you to see how they have cited others, a new feature that can help identify who might be the most critical in a field.

As with everything, this is just the start and we plan to improve upon researcher metrics displayed and our data so if you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us at hi@scite.ai or leave a comment below.