The STM publishing landscape is in an era of change, and many scholarly publishers are still transitioning to open access by signing transformative agreements with academic institutions that would previously buy traditional journal subscriptions. To create, evaluate and negotiate these agreements, publishers need access to robust forward-looking and historical data.

Finding strategic opportunities for transformational agreements can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Dimensions can help publishers to easily find and analyze data surrounding authorship and funding in topical areas by country, geography, institution, and funder. This information will reveal critical insights into your discipline’s current and future state of play, to complement your own usage statistics. 

Figure 1 shows publication volume over time from researchers at Harvard University who are publishing in the Biomedical and Clinical Science subject area. 

Dimensions uniquely provides funding data on active grants, allowing publishers to discover future volume of possible articles or authors. Funding data can also help you to identify well-funded research programmes by subject area at institutions with upcoming high-impact papers. 

Figure 2 shows a heatmap of ongoing active grants for UK research organizations, indicating the key subject areas being supported by funding organizations.
Figure 3 shows the history of a specific funder (Medical Research Council)’s Open Access publication output in the UK, filtered by the subject area of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 

In addition, access to researcher data and publication history can help you quantify the number of researchers at institutions or via geography, as well as specifically in your publications and/or competitive titles.

Figure 4 shows a list of researchers from Harvard University that have contributed to the institution’s Biomedical and Clinical Sciences publication output.
Figure 5 shows the journals that those researchers have historically published in.

Dimensions provides baseline data about institutions and their funding sources for agreement discussions, but can also assist with internal business analytics. 

It can provide metrics for the success of OA publishing agreements, related to increased submissions and publications from existing markets and subject areas, as well as new target markets and subject areas you may want to build. KPIs like publication levels, citation data, new geographies or subject area footprints can all be benchmarked using Dimensions.

Figure 6 shows a timeline of Open Access publication output in the Biomedical and Clinical Sciences subject area coming from UK research organizations.

In addition to the analytical views available in Dimensions, we offer a robust API that shows and exposes more of our connected data. With the help of the API, you can:

  • Map the broad impact of publications: connecting funding data to publications and resulting citations, policy document mentions, patents and clinical trials
  • See how much money a funder is awarding by subject area and the resulting impact looking at OA vs closed
  • Find out how many citations a journal or publisher has received from researchers at any organization or in any geography

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