IOP Publishing (IOP) today announced the integration of Dimensions badges to the IOPscience journals platform, meaning researchers can now find extra detail on when, where and how their articles are being cited.

Available free to publishers whose content is entirely open access or indexed as part of the ReadCube Discover program, the Dimensions badges provide extended citation metrics that make it easier for authors and readers to explore the academic influence of a publication.

Visitors to IOPscience can click on any of the badges, which show a count of citations the article has received, to view the associated badge details page.

The details page provides a breakdown of where the citations have been made, as well as the Field Citation Ratio (how much the item has been cited in comparison with similarly-aged articles in the same field); Recent Citations (how much the article has been cited in the last two years); and the Relative Citation Ratio (which shows the relative citation performance of an article, when compared to other articles in its area of research).

Stuart Tucker, Digital Delivery Lead at IOP, said: “Improving the citations information available to IOPscience readers was our goal. Previously, readers could only see the citation total and a list of places an article was cited. The Dimensions Badges provide far more detail and bringing them in was an easy decision.”

Christian Herzog, who led the Dimensions project at Digital Science, said: “Contextualising publications with information on citations and indicators was a core aim of Dimensions and the Dimensions Badges. It’s great to see IOP Publishing taking the opportunity to deliver this value to their users, and we hope that visitors to the IOPscience platform will find these metrics useful.”

The Dimensions badges are now live on IOPscience for articles published in IOP-owned journals.


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