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A new service designed to allow readers and researchers to comment on the appropriateness, quality, and type of citations made in the literature made its debut at the HighWire Press Publishers Meeting ...

A new service designed to allow readers and researchers to comment on the appropriateness, quality, and type of citations made in the literature made its debut at the HighWire Press Publishers Meeting yesterday.

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SocialCite makes its debut at the HighWire Press meeting SocialCite makes its debut at the HighWire Press meeting Presentation Transcript

  • CONFIDENTIAL SocialCite Because not all citations are created equal.
  • CONFIDENTIAL Quantity vs. Quality  More citations across the literature  2.6% inflation rate  More references per paper  From 8.4 in 1970 to 34.63 in 2005, and growing  Less monitoring of the quality of citations  Quality is multidimensional  No network tool across citations  Impact factor remains a blunt instrument in the networked era
  • CONFIDENTIAL Untapped Potential  Citations point to evidence, bolster arguments  Citation lists represent a firm intellectual footprint left by the researchers  Citations can influence reader behavior  Rhetorical power can be significant  Citations are now linkable in the network age  ORCID, CrossRef, and other tools make it possible to reconcile citations to authors, journals, and papers
  • CONFIDENTIAL Judging Citation Quality  Does the citation exist?  Does the context of the citation match the conclusions of the cited work?  Is the cited work itself of high quality?  Is the citation itself an act of criticism of the cited work?  Does the cited work actually provide evidence itself? Or is it just a middleman, and therefore needs to be viewed differently?
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  • CONFIDENTIAL Two Clicks = Lots of Data Citing Journal: Journal of Proximal Research Lewiecki EM, Miller PD, McClung MR, et al. Two-year treatment with denosumab (AMG 162) in a randomized phase 2 study of postmenopausal women with low BMD. J Distal Research 2007;22:1832-1841. [CrossRef][Web of Science][Medline] SocialCite: Appropriate Citation? Yes No Strong Evidence? Yes No Citing Journal Authors Appropriate Citation Cited Journal Authors High-Quality Material
  • CONFIDENTIAL Data May Indicate . . .  J Proximal Res publishes research that cites highquality material  The J Distal Res publishes high-quality material  J Proximal Res cites this paper appropriately  This J Distal Res paper is cited appropriately  Author “JPR-1” cites high-quality material  Author “JDR-1” publishes high-quality material  Author “JPR-1” cites appropriately
  • CONFIDENTIAL Citing Journal: Journal of Proximal Research Lewiecki EM, Miller PD, McClung MR, et al. Two-year treatment with denosumab (AMG 162) in a randomized phase 2 study of postmenopausal women with low BMD. J Distal Research 2007;22:1832-1841. [CrossRef][Web of Science][Medline] SocialCite: Appropriate Citation? Yes No Strong Evidence? Yes No Add More Critiques Cited Work Cites Evidence Cites Assertions Cites Methods Cites Authority
  • CONFIDENTIAL Data May Indicate . . .  The J Distal Res paper is a methods paper  Possibly more useful, weight citation accordingly  This citation in J Proximal Res is critical of the paper being cited  Not captured by current impact factor  This J Distal Res paper is being cited by its author  Self-citation may limit its value or legitimacy  Author “JPR-1” self-cites  J Proximal Res contains one critical citation  J Distal Res paper is being criticized
  • CONFIDENTIAL Inferring Journal Practices  Does the journal cite higher-quality information than average?  Are the citations more appropriate than average?  Does the journal contain more critical citations than average?  Does the journal contain more citations to review articles than average?  Does the journal contain more citations to methods than average?
  • CONFIDENTIAL Inferring Author Practices  Does the author typically cite high-quality information?  Does the author cite appropriately?  Does the author produce more critical citations than average?  Are the author’s articles themselves viewed as high-quality citable sources?  Are the author’s articles themselves cited appropriately more often than average?
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  • CONFIDENTIAL Simple Interface (Currently missing “Add More” due to programmer work)
  • CONFIDENTIAL Easy Injection of Technology Based on DOIs and Javascript
  • CONFIDENTIAL Potential Value for Many Stakeholders
  • CONFIDENTIAL Incentivizing Usage of SocialCite  Testing with researchers and editors showed that citations are part of the normal intellectual workflow, and that citations are being evaluated continually and within context  Providing a way to quickly express their judgment of citations was very enticing to these intellectuals  Providing a personal citation dashboard with preliminary citation and journal quality data, in real-time, would also incentivize usage
  • CONFIDENTIAL Preventing “Gaming” of Data  Individual dashboard for users reduces likelihood of “gaming” the data  Tying individual usage to individual benefit makes password sharing less likely  Also makes it easier to identify fraudulent accounts  Occasional user identity challenges are built into the system  Designed to build trust without breaking flow  First dashboard coming soon!
  • CONFIDENTIAL Network Effect Is Critical  Each journal, author, citation needs data points from multiple appearances in multiple settings  Aggregated and analyzed data should allow for inferences and reporting  Possibility for editorial pre-flight reviewing tools as well  Free install and free usage by individuals both keys to driving data collection and long-term value
  • CONFIDENTIAL Business Model  Publishers – Participation is free, paid access to reports and reporting tools  Platforms – Free inclusion of the code and free access to customization toolbox  Individuals – Free access to a personal dashboard, paid access to reports and deeper reporting tools  Organizations and institutions – Paid access to reports and reporting tools  Editorial systems – Small fee per journal for utilization of data via APIs
  • CONFIDENTIAL Next Steps  Create registration system and dashboard for individuals  Identify charter platform and publishers  Begin gathering and analyzing data  Publish any interesting findings  Begin integration with manuscript processing systems  Generate metrics and reports
  • CONFIDENTIAL Current Status  Technology being evaluated at HighWire Press  Potential publishing partners being approached  Possible launch in 2014  Interested in adding SocialCite?  Contact SocialCite at socialcite@verizon.net  Follow us @socialcite on Twitter  Review the value proposition at social-cite.org
  • CONFIDENTIAL SocialCite Because not all citations are created equal.