January 26, 2022

New arXivLabs Collaboration Provides Citations in Context From scite

From the arXiv Blog:

We are happy to announce our arXivLabs collaboration with scite, a new company that is introducing “Smart Citations.” These new citations not only show how many times an article has been cited, but how it has been cited by other publications. This is done by showing the citation context from the citing article, the section of the paper the citation appears in, and whether the citing paper provides supporting or contrasting evidence to the cited claim. These Smart Citations have already been integrated by various publishers and preprint servers to help readers better contextualize and understand research findings.

With this collaboration, arXiv readers can now easily see how millions of preprints have been cited by opening the corresponding scite report. Once on the report, users can quickly read citation statements from each citing paper to see how an article and its findings have been discussed or used, find co-citations, filter by citation types (supporting, contrasting, and mentioning), and more.

To build the tool, scite has processed millions of full-text articles in order to extract and analyze citation statements. To date, scite has analyzed over 26M full-text articles and extracted and analyzed nearly 900M citation statements across a range of disciplines.

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See Also: Introducing the scite Plug-in for Zotero (November 16, 2020)

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