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Scite Expands Coverage in Biomedical Publishing, Moves Forward With Introduction of Next Generation Citations

Tue Jan 25 2022

Brooklyn, NY — January 25, 2022 — scite, an award-winning tool that helps students and researchers discover and understand research findings better, has signed its fifteenth indexing agreement. With new agreements from Wolters Kluwer, Royal Society, and others, scite moves forward in its push to introduce 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.

To date, scite has analyzed over 28M full-text articles, its database now makes up 965M Smart Citations. With increasing adoption from publishers, Smart Citations are now displayed on over 2M articles. 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.

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.