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The Royal Society of Chemistry and scite Sign Indexing Agreement To Improve Research Discovery and Evaluation Through Smart Citations

Tue Feb 15 2022

Brooklyn, NY — February 15, 2022 — scite, an award-winning tool that helps students and researchers discover and understand research findings better, has partnered with The Royal Society of Chemistry.

scite, already working with many leading publishers, has developed the next generation of citations, called Smart Citations. Smart Citations, like traditional citations, show when one research paper references another. Going beyond traditional citations, they also show how a reference was used by a paper by displaying the surrounding textual context, which section it was referenced in, and a classification indicating whether the claims from the referenced paper were supported, mentioned, or contrasted. This information allows readers to easily see how a research article has been cited and quickly understand how well corroborated its claims were by subsequent studies, providing a richer, more contextual source of information beyond what is traditionally offered by citations.

The partnership will allow scite to analyze all articles published by The Royal Society of Chemistry, enhancing their discoverability and improving the coverage of scite. Already, scite has analyzed over 28M full-text articles, extracting over 971M Smart Citations.

Josh Nicholson, co-founder, and CEO of scite says, “We’re thrilled to be working with The Royal Society of Chemistry to bring forward a more nuanced view of research findings in chemistry.”

Dr Emma Wilson MRSC, Royal Society of Chemistry Director of Publishing said: “We are excited to be working with scite to increase the discoverability of our journal content. Providing scite with full-text access to all of our articles continues our drive to support our authors in maximizing the impact of their work.”

About scite

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 contrasting evidence. Scite is used by researchers from around the world and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.

About the Royal Society of Chemistry

We are an international organization connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841 and based in London, UK, we have an international membership of over 50,000. We use the surplus from our global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and we bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.