(2 Aug 2022) scite, an award-winning tool that helps students and researchers discover and understand research findings more efficiently through Smart Citations, has partnered with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to enhance the citation experience for its globally diverse readership.
Pioneered by scite, Smart Citations go beyond traditional citations by showing citation statements—the in-text sentences where references are used— the section they appear in the citing articles, and a classification indicating if the paper provides supporting or contrasting evidence to the cited claim from the referenced work. Smart Citations have been developed using sophisticated machine learning models that extract and analyze citation statements from full-text articles at scale. This information helps researchers quickly and easily see how and why an article has been cited and engaged with in subsequent research, providing a more nuanced and rich source of information than a simple citation count and list of cited articles without context.
To date, scite has partnered with over two dozen major publishers, analyzing and indexing over 1.1B citation statements extracted from more than 31M full-text articles. Smart Citations will be added to ACS articles, adding to the already 3M articles that display Smart Citations from other publishers like Wiley, The Royal Society, and The National Academy of Sciences.
In addition to enhancing the viewing experience for readers of ACS’ portfolio of journals, this partnership will also help ensure researchers are citing reliable work. ACS will pilot the scite Reference Check, a service that helps authors, editors, and peer reviewers validate that they are citing reliable studies. The Reference both identifies if references in manuscripts under submission cite a retracted study as well as shows how others have cited the work; ultimately, the service indicates if there is supporting or contrasting evidence to the references being used.
The press release in full is here.