2019 was another great year for Dimensions-powered research:
- Dimensions lowered barriers to access to scientometrics data for more than 80 researchers, resulting in dozens of presentations and articles that help the community better understand the structures of science
- Digital Science partnered with ISSI to increase Dimensions access even further for researchers worldwide
- We expanded the Dimensions API Lab, sharing more open source code that makes it easier for researchers to work with the Dimensions Analytics API
In this post, I’ll share highlights from this year’s published research, explain how you can request no-cost access for your own scientometrics research, and tell you how to connect with other scientometricians who are using Dimensions’ rich, interlinked data in their own analyses.
- Two new kids on the block: How do Crossref and Dimensions compare with Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus and the Web of Science?, Anne-Wil Harzing, Scientometrics: This study found that Dimensions and Crossref both had similar or better coverage than Web of Science and Scopus.
- Visualizing a field of research: A methodology of systematic scientometric reviews, Chaomei Chen & Min Song, PLOS ONE: The researchers used “cascading citation expansion” techniques and CiteSpace data visualization to more effectively perform literature searches.
- Delivering on the Vision of Bench to Bedside: A Rare Disease Funding Community Collaboration to Develop Effective Therapies for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Tumors, La Rosa et al, BioRxiv: Researchers analyzed NF1-MEK funding data sourced from Dimensions, using our Broad Research Area classification to determine differences in funding for basic and clinical research.
- Publication cultures and Dutch research output: a quantitative assessment, Jeroen Bosman & Bianca Kramer, Zenodo: This report for the Association of Universities in the Netherlands recommends that university stakeholders improve metadata and persistent identifier usage in order to improve reporting and evaluation.
- The Price of Gold: Curiosity?, Daniel W. Hook, Mark Hahnel & Christian Herzog, Arxiv: This analysis by Digital Science researchers (and Dimensions co-founder) used Dimensions data to illustrate a scenario in which “Gold OA” (i.e. paying to publish research) dominates the publishing ecosystem, ultimately leading to a decline in academic freedom.
Access to Dimensions for scientometrics research
Interested in using Dimensions data in your own academic research? If you’re not part of an institution that already subscribes to Dimensions, we’re happy to help you get the access you need. Just fill out this form to share details of your project and we’ll be in touch!
Join the Dimensions Scientometrics User Group
The Dimensions Scientometrics User Group is a free, exclusive worldwide community for those who are interested in using Dimensions data to power their analyses.
Scholars from all disciplines, at all stages of their careers can join the Scientometrics User Group to get access to quarterly community calls, open “office hours” to consult with Dimensions data scientists, and more.