Since Dimensions launched one year ago, we’ve worked in close partnership with the scientometrics community to support their research.

Researchers worldwide are already using Dimensions’ rich, interlinked data on publications, citations, patents, grants, policy documents, clinical trials, authors, institutions and subject areas to make new discoveries about the structures of science.

In this post, I’ll share a selection of research and tools from 2018 that use Dimensions’ data for scientometric analyses.

I’ll also share exciting news about the newly-launched Dimensions Scientometrics User Group, a free-to-join program that connects researchers with expertise and free data for noncommercial scientometrics research.

Dimensions-powered research published in 2018

Scientometric Analysis and Visualization Tools

Dimensions has partnered with (and even created!) bibliometrics analysis tools in the past year, which enable easier data visualization and analysis.

Join the Dimensions Scientometrics User Group

Late last year, we invited a select group of researchers to join our Scientometrics User Group: an exclusive worldwide community for those who use Dimensions data to power their own analyses. I’m pleased to report that the “Dimensions SUG”, as I like to call it, is over 100 members strong and now open to join!

The Dimensions SUG is free and open to scholars from all disciplines, at all stages of their careers. SUG members can apply to receive no-cost access to Dimensions data (including use of our powerful API) for approved noncommercial research projects.

Sign up here to join the Dimensions Scientometrics User Group. You can also register for the upcoming February 28th “Intro to using Dimensions data for research” webinar (15:00 GMT/10 AM EST) to learn more before committing.

Questions? Email me at for more information.


Citation network image from “Cascading Citation Expansion” by Chaomei Chen