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Digital Science has launched Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search.

A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies (Altmetric, Digital Science Consultancy, Figshare, Readcube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch) and more than 100 research funders and universities, Dimensions claims to offer ‘a better, faster way to discover, understand and analyse the global research landscape, without wasting time searching for information across multiple poorly integrated tools’.

Digital Science says Dimensions breaks down barriers to discovery and innovation by making more than 860 million academic citations freely available, and delivers one-click access to more than nine million open access articles.

Within Dimensions, 124 million formerly siloed documents, including $1.2 trillion in funding, 86 million articles and books, and 34 million patents, are linked through 3.7 billion connections and contextualised with metrics and altmetrics. Built using real-world use cases, it combines advanced concept extraction, natural language processing, categorisation and complex machine learning.

Daniel Hook, CEO at Digital Science, said: ‘The Dimensions project is a response to an urgent need for a more modern and inclusive research information platform, one which truly services the needs of both researchers and research institutions.

‘Digital Science has always placed a focus on close collaboration with the scholarly community to develop and deliver solutions that will directly benefit the future of research; in creating Dimensions, we are empowering researchers, institutions, government, funders and publishers to redefine the ways in which scholarly work is discovered and evaluated.’