eLife and Digital Science announce an agreement that provides access to Dimensions to users across the eLife organization. Dimensions provides in-depth data, visualizations, and analytics to help publishers make more informed data-driven decisions across their business, support strategic planning, and understand past and future funding activity.
Automatically creating millions of links between grants, patents, clinical trials, policy documents and publication data, Dimensions pulls together information from across the research lifecycle and provides a powerful tool that publishers can use to discover peer reviewers, find authors, and assess the broader impact of their publications. Dimensions data also highlights where content has the most value and demand around the world.
Speaking about the adoption of Dimensions, eLife Journal Development Editor Maria Guerreiro commented, “We are very excited to be working with Dimensions. It’s a powerful and intuitive system that will allow us a better understanding of the scholarly communication landscape – specifically how funding, scientists, publications and other research outputs are interconnected. The granular information it provides at the article level is a big plus for us, and very much supports our mission of encouraging more meaningful approaches for research assessment. Moreover, it builds on the open citation data that’s been released by many publishers, including eLife, as part of the Initiative for Open Citations.”
Christian Herzog, CEO of the Data and Analytics group at Digital Science adds, “eLife’s mission to improve all aspects of research communication in support of excellence in science aligns very closely with our goals in creating Dimensions and we look forward to working with them. ”
eLife is a non-profit organization inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Their mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognizes the most responsible behaviors in science. They publish work of the highest scientific standards and importance in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay. eLife also invests in innovation through open-source tool development to accelerate research communication and discovery. Their work is guided by the communities they serve. Learn more at elifesciences.org/about.