Use scite to check how a scientific article has been cited and if its findings have been supported or contrasted by others

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Citation Database, Search and Discovery
31 Dec 2023

EIFL has negotiated free and discounted access to scite, a platform that helps researchers better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim.

  •  Advanced Search: You can use Advanced Search to find research you are interested in and understand how those publications are cited by others. For example, you can search for publications related to a topic like "Parkinson's Disease", filter them based on authors or journals that are relevant to you, rank them by most supported or contrasted citations, and even filter to quickly see if any of them received editorial notices such as retractions. The scite badge below each result tells you at a glance how many other publications cited the research, and how many times it was supported, mentioned, or contrasted by those citing publications.
  • Citation statement search: allows users to search all citation statements, which can help them improve their writing and understanding of a research topic. 
  • Custom research dashboards: users can create custom dashboards to better evaluate and keep track of groups of articles or their reference manager library, such as emerging citations to trending topics and research areas. Users will get updated when a study gets supported, contrasted, or receives a new editorial notice, such as retracted or withdrawn. 
  • Institutional dashboards: University and library staff can use institutional dashboards to see how articles from their institution have been cited, and discover how many supporting or contrasting citations their institution has received and what is the most supported or contrasted article from their institution. The scite Index (SI), a ratio of supporting citations over total testing citations (supporting+contrasting), allows them to compare their citations against other institutions to examine how work from their institution is being cited over time.
  • Journals dashboards: Use scite Journal dashboards to better understand how articles in journals have been cited. Discover how many supporting or contrasting citations a journal has received and what is the most supported or contrasted article in that journal. Track individual publications or set an email alert to track citations to an entire journal. 
  • Journals & Institution Metrics: Explore journal and institutional dashboards to find their publications, compare rankings, and see changes in their yearly scite Index
  • Visualisations: Users can surf the citation web to discover and evaluate how articles cite each other through interactive scite visualisations
  • Reference Checking: users can upload their paper to see if any of their references have been retracted, heavily contrasted, find missing citations, or to see how others reference the same studies, thereby improving the quality of their research outputs. 
  • Browser extension: the scite browser extension allows you to see Smart Citations anywhere you're reading a scientific article online.
  • Alerts. Help researchers stay up to date by receiving email alerts whenever their research gets cited.
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  • Free API