scite, an award-winning tool that helps students and researchers discover and understand research findings more efficiently through Smart Citations, has partnered with SPIE, the international society for photonics and optics, to enhance the citation experience on the SPIE Digital Library.
Pioneered by scite, Smart Citations go beyond traditional citations by showing citation statements, the section they appear within the citing articles, and a classification indicating whether the paper provides supporting or contrasting evidence to the cited claim from the referenced work.
The SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research. With more than 550,000 publications spanning biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging, the SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive research database available on optics and photonics research and includes the Society’s 14 journals, conference proceedings, presentation videos, posters, and eBooks.
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. This provides 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 30M full-text articles. Smart Citations will be added to SPIE articles, adding to the already 3M articles that display Smart Citations from other publishers like Wiley, The Royal Society, ACS, and The National Academy of Sciences.Click here to read the original press release.