Citation count per individual publication is only a part of the useful and comprehensive data freely available for any articles published in a journal hosted on the ARPHA Platform, thanks to a new integration of the recently launched Dimensions badges.
The badges, which provide a citation count and further context on when and where an item was cited, further enhance the familiar citation insights already available from ARPHA. These include a current list of all papers referencing a particular article straight from major databases Crossref, Google Scholar, Scopus and PubMed Central.
A single click on the Metrics tab within the menu of any article in an ARPHA-published journal reveals the new eye-catching Dimensions badge, where it appears beneath the popular colourful "donut" of Altmetric - another research analytics innovation developed by Digital Science.
A single click on the Metrics tab within the menu of any article in an ARPHA-published journal reveals the new eye-catching Dimensions badge, where it appears beneath the popular colourful "donut" of Altmetric -- another research analytics innovation developed by Digital Science.
At a glance, the visitor can see the total and recent (from the last two calendar years) count of citations, in addition to the Field Citation Ratio and Relative Citation Ratio - designed to help users see how the article compares in a given field.
A second click on the badge brings up the Dimensions Details Page, where the reader can find a new set of citation data, including an interlinked list of the publications that have cited the paper, as well as their distribution over time and across research categories.
"There is no doubt that citation count and real-time, real-life impact within both the scientific community and the public space are essential for any scientist," said ARPHA's founder and CEO Prof. Lyubomir Penev. "In this sense, analytical and user-friendly tools, such as Dimensions and Altmetric, come to bridge a crucial gap -- one which could easily make-or-break a researcher's career and image in academia."
"I am pleased to ensure that any author who has ever published with our journals can easily and openly track and demonstrate the actual performance of their work," he added.
Christian Herzog, who led the Dimensions project at Digital Science, said "The Dimensions badges were developed to aid the research community in assessing and contextualizing publications. We're happy to partner with ARPHA and contribute additional value to their platform."
Learn about the partnership between ARPHA and Altmetric here.
Dimensions is a modern, innovative, linked research knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials and patents to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy.
About Digital Science:
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities at key points along the full cycle of research. They invest in and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open, efficient and effective.
ARPHA is the first end-to-end journal publishing solution that supports the full life cycle of a manuscript, from authoring through submission, peer review, publication and dissemination. With ARPHA, journals and publishers enjoy a complete set of services, which enable tailored, technologically advanced publishing solutions. The platform enables a variety of publishing models through a number of options for branding, production and revenue models to choose from.
Prof Lyubomir Penev, Pensoft