As recent worldwide events push the publisher landscape towards Open Access (OA) models even faster, it’s becoming mission-critical for publishers to focus on author engagement activities. Now, it’s more important than ever to know who your most prominent and most loyal authors are, to nurture them, and to always be on the lookout for new researchers emerging in your subject (and related) areas.
As the Dimensions database offers the most comprehensive collection of linked data in a single platform (from grants, publications, datasets and clinical trials to patents and policy documents), it is uniquely positioned to give you that critical information you need about your current and future/potential authors. Dimensions, with its forward looking grants data, provides a broad view of the past and future career of any researcher, and it can help you answer the difficult questions such as:
- How can I identify the key authors publishing in my journals – by not only looking at citations – but also at other useful metrics, as well as the funding they’ve received?
- Who are and where are my most loyal and most prominent authors?
- Which researchers are publishing more in competitor journals than in mine?
- Which of our authors are trending away from actively publishing in my journals?
- How can we discover the “rising star” researchers in our subject areas, the future authors that publishers in my field will be competing for?