IntechOpen has announced the first implementation of Dimensions badges by a book publisher. The badges are live now and can be found on IntechOpen books pages.
IntechOpen is an open access scientific book publisher, with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers have published their research on the IntechOpen platform.
'After publishing their research, academic authors’ most important need is to know where it is cited, which is why we jumped to implement Dimension Badges which are both visually pleasing and thought provoking,' said Alex Lazinica, CEO and co-founder of IntechOpen.
'Dimensions Badges go even a step further – they provide an easy way to showcase not only the number of citations of books and chapters, but also Altmetric data which provides a more complete picture of research influence.'
By clicking on the badges, readers can see further detail on the frequency of citations, where they have come from, and how they compare with other similar books.
The Dimensions badges showcase the number of citations a book has received from other scholarly publications indexed in Dimensions, a research insights database that enables users to explore over 4 billion connections between more than 128 million articles, books, clinical trials, patents and other research outputs.
'We are delighted that Intech Open has been so quick to embed Dimensions badges and help their authors and readers easily visualise how the scientific community cite the vast amount of research contained in IntechOpen's impressive portfolio of OA books,' said Nicko Goncharoff, chief business development officer at Digital Science.