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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and scite Partner on Development of Smart Citations

Mon Feb 28 2022

Brooklyn, NY — February 28, 2022 — scite, an award-winning tool that helps students and researchers discover and understand research findings better, has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

Using advanced machine learning techniques, scite has developed a novel system that provides enriched citation information, showing not only how many times an article has been cited but how it was cited by a paper by displaying the surrounding textual context, which section it was referenced in, and a classification indicating whether the claims from the cited paper were supported, mentioned, or contrasted. These next-generation citations, termed Smart Citations, help readers better understand and contextualize findings in the literature.

The partnership will allow scite to analyze all articles published by the six Science family journals, enhancing their discoverability and improving the coverage of scite. To date, scite has analyzed over 29M full-text articles, extracting over 980M Smart Citations. The partnership will also explore the addition of Smart Citations to Science family journal articles, something that increasingly more and more publishers are adopting, with over 3M articles already displaying Smart Citations from scite.

Josh Nicholson, co-founder, and CEO of scite says, “We’re thrilled to be working with AAAS. AAAS publishes some of the world’s most impactful research. We’re happy to help provide more context to seminal studies and to work more closely with AAAS in multiple areas.”

"We are delighted to partner with scite to enhance the discoverability of Science family research, which will help AAAS further pursue our mission to advance science and to communicate it broadly," said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS. “Through this partnership, we look forward to exploring uses of scite’s innovative tools for evaluating scientific research impacts."

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 AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For additional information about AAAS, visit