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The Next Generation of Citations Arrives as scite Crosses One Billion Smart Citations

Thu Mar 24 2022

Brooklyn, NY — March 24, 2022 — scite, an award-winning tool that helps users better discover and understand research findings now has more than 1 billion Smart Citations in its database, the largest collection ever assembled.

Smart Citations show not only how many times an article has been cited but also how it was cited by displaying the citation context from the full-text citing article, 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 help readers better understand and contextualize findings in the literature and are now becoming the norm as over 3M articles from leading publishers, like Wiley, Rockefeller University Press, The National Academy of Sciences, and others display Smart Citations.

Adoption of scite by individuals has also grown with over 85,000 students and researchers around the world now using scite to help with their research. Organizations with scite licenses include leading universities and research institutes like Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the University of Hong Kong as well as major pharma companies.

Josh Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of scite says, "I'm thrilled to be able to announce that we have now crossed 1 billion Smart Citations in scite. Research enhances all aspects of our lives and we are equally focused on helping researchers studying how Peppa Pig influences child development as we are on helping researchers understand the adverse effects from prostate cancer treatment. Coverage across disciplines is crucial and I thank our two-dozen publishing partners who have been critical for reaching this milestone."

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.