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  • See how your research is being cited, and whether readers across the journals system believe it is high-quality.

    SocialCite’s unique data will unite quality and appropriateness ratings of your articles from across journals, and show you how readers in various disciplines and across titles have rated the evidence provided by your published research. SocialCite also helps you identify articles that may be misusing your findings, distorting their conclusions, or misrepresenting their power.

    If you are registered with ORCID, you will be able to enter your ORCID number to gain access to our updated online reports. Annual, certified reports are also available for purchase.

  • References become a new source of information, and a place where your voice matters. Voting shows you immediately how others have perceived a reference in context as well as the quality of the corresponding information. SocialCite also gives you new ways to manage the literature.

    SocialCite will end the days of the passive citation, making citations a tool you can use to not only indicate the appropriateness of a citation and its quality, but also to track papers over time. Registration with SocialCite will be free, and will provide you with a dashboard to track all your voted citations over time, as well as the aggregate scores of journals you’ve interacted with. You'll be able to see which articles are shifting the most, which journals are based on the strongest evidence, and how your field is changing. You will also be able to download the citations to your favorite reference manager software.

  • Add to your toolbox of value metrics with SocialCite’s unique qualitative measurements. Which journals are based on the best evidence? Which journals are truly standing on the shoulders of giants? And which journals contain articles that might be built on sand?

    Evaluating evidence takes more than just brands or publisher deals. It takes experts judging the evidence and how it’s being used. SocialCite’s unique metrics will allow librarians to get “under the hood” of brand and impact, and see how communities and domains truly feel about the quality of the evidence they’re seeing and how faithfully it’s being used. Our Evidence Report will score articles, journals, authors, and institutions, while our Care Report will show you which journals are using the available evidence most judiciously. With SocialCite, you'll be able to see the literature in entirely new ways, make better decisions, and provide better guidance to your patrons with SocialCite.

  • Our editorial tools help editors identify weak evidence, inappropriate citations, and authors who may be consistently underperforming. Screening incoming manuscripts becomes more efficient with SocialCites integrations.

    Articles contain dozens of citations. But which citations point to strong evidence? And which might be used out of context? SocialCite will make APIs available to the top manuscript submission and management systems to that they can help editors flag citations that are trending poorly or authors who consistently deliver misleading or low-quality citations, delivering a new tool to direct your editorial attention during peer review. Our APIs will ntegrate with other systems, as well, so bespoke submission systems can also benefit from SocialCite’s unique data. Poor evidence can distort entire fields. SocialCite will help to stop it in its tracks.
  • Strong publishers will benefit from the validation of SocialCite’s tools, while others will have clear indications about how to improve their editorial operations in order to reach new heights. Best of all, your readers get new tools at no cost.

    Publishers of all kinds know that reputation is the coin of the realm. Using SocialCite will show that you care about quality, while also providing your readers and users with the chance to use their expertise and leverage SocialCite at no cost. Editors will also benefit from SocialCite’s unique approach, catching potential problems before they get out the door. Enhance your reputation, give new value to your readers, and provide new ways to monitor quality to your editors. Join SocialCite today.
  • Bibliometric and scientometric researchers will have entirely novel data sets to explore thanks to the rich, multi-faceted approach. Using selected categories from the CiTO ontology, SocialCite’s data is standardized and state-of the art.

    SocialCite will gather many facets of data not currently captured or assembled in a useful or meaningful way. Citing journal. Cited journal. Citing author. Cited author. Citation quality. Citation appropriateness. Citation type. Combined and analyzed, these metrics will allow for unparalleled insight into the evidence base and how it is being used. Which journals are publishing science based on the strongest evidence? Which journals are allowing inappropriate citations to pass through? Which authors publish the highest-quality articles? Our custom analytics opportunities will help you test new hypotheses.
  • Add compelling new capabilities for your clients, increasing loyalty and providing opportunities for service upgrades.

    SocialCite will provide a low-cost, customizable, and useful new tool for readers and users, editors, publishers, researchers, and librarians. It will also put platform providers front and center, deepening engagement with the full-text versions of articles and encouraging exploration beyond reading.


Explore How SocialCite Works Through Citations to the 2010 “Arsenic” Paper

(Wolfe-Simon F, Blum JS, Kulp TR, et al. A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus
[published online ahead of print December 2, 2010]. Science. doi:10.1126/science.1197258.)

Citation in Blood; June 16, 2011 vol. 117 no. 24 6425-6437

A unique feature of arsenic is its extremely paradoxical abilities: it is toxic to humans, animals, and plants, but is used instead of phosphorus by a recently isolated bacterium2 cures others such as the acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL); it is one of the oldest drugs in the world but was progressively revived between the 1970s and 1990s, because of its striking efficacy on APL, which represented the most malignant type of acute leukemia.

2. Wolfe-Simon F, Blum JS, Kulp TR, et al.A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus[published online ahead of print December 2, 2010]. Science. doi:10.1126/science.1197258

Citation in August 19, 2011 The Journal of Biological Chemistry; 286, 29146-29157.

The ability of molecules such as arsenate to substitute for naturally occurring molecules in vitro is well documented. It has been reported recently that a strain of Halomonadaceae can even substitute arsenate for phosphate for growth (11).

Wolfe-Simon F, Blum JS, Kulp TR, et al.A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus[published online ahead of print December 2, 2010]. Science. doi:10.1126/science.1197258.

Citation in August 17, 2012 The Journal of Biological Chemistry; 287,28816-28819.

The studies described here provide a simple, alternative explanation for the recent findings of Wolfe-Simon et al. (1). These authors proposed that arsenic is incorporated into biological molecules in an “unusual microbe, strain GFAJ-1, that exceptionally can vary the elemental composition of its basic biomolecules” to explain growth in +As/−P medium, whereas we argue that their findings can be explained by known mechanisms and can be reproduced in a laboratory strain of E. coli. Thus, although we agree with the experimental observations of Wolfe-Simon et al., we disagree with their interpretation of the data . . .

1. Wolfe-Simon F, Blum JS, Kulp TR, et al.A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus[published online ahead of print December 2, 2010]. Science. doi:10.1126/science.1197258.