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The Microbiology Society and scite Sign Indexing Agreement to Improve How Articles Are Discovered…

Tue Aug 11 2020

BROOKLYN, NY — August 11, 2020 — scite, an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles, and the Microbiology Society, a leading microbiology publisher, have partnered to index Microbiology Society articles on scite.

With this partnership, scite will analyze the full-text of all articles published by the Microbiology Society in order to further enrich their database with Smart Citations. Pioneered by scite, Smart Citations show how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or disputing evidence for the cited claim.

scite recently launched Reference Check, a tool that automatically helps verify the reliability of scientific references in manuscripts. The increased content from Microbiology Society will enhance The Reference Check adding to over 620M Smart Citations from other publishers.

Josh Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of scite says, “We’re excited to index Microbiology Society articles, increasing the coverage of scite. Our indexing agreement is especially timely given the pandemic and we are optimistic that this partnership can help scientists better discover and evaluate relevant microbiology research articles.”

Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Technology and Innovation at Microbiology Society, says “We’re pleased to be able to partner with scite to better understand how the microbiology community uses and cites the articles in our journals.”

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 contradicting evidence. Scite is used by researchers from dozens of countries and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health. For more information, please visit scite, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and download our Chrome or Firefox plugin. For careers, please see our jobs page.

About Microbiology Society

The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. We publish six peer reviewed journals on the platform.

Our principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it is shared with other communities. The impacts from this will drive us towards a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society.

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