Press Release: Sheridan Expands PubFactory Partnership with Digital Science
5 September 2018 -- London, UK and Cambridge, MA, USA -- Publishing services provider Sheridan, a CJK Group company, has expanded its partnership with research technology company Digital Science to enable support for Dimensions badges and Figshare supplemental data widgets across the PubFactory hosting platform. In doing so, Sheridan continues to invest in providing the best possible experience for publishers as well as their author and reader communities.
Launched in January 2018, the Dimensions badges provide citation counts for any publication. Driven by the underlying technology of the Dimensions platform, which indexes over 96 million publications, users can click on the Dimensions badges to explore all of the citations a publication has received, with further detail on when they occurred and how the academic influence of the publication compares to other articles published in the same discipline.
The Figshare widgets are a dynamic, embeddable integration that make it easy for publishers to provide the supplemental data relating to individual articles alongside the main text of the article, ensuring it is much more discoverable, and encouraging reuse.
José Fossi, Vice President of Client Services, Sheridan PubFactory, commented, “The scholarly landscape is increasingly open and connected. We are committed to ensuring that our publishers can benefit from this evolving ecosystem. We are delighted to partner with Digital Science, which allows us to extend their powerful technologies and services to publishers hosted on our PubFactory platform.”
Nicko Goncharoff, Chief Business Development Officer at Digital Science, adds, “Collaborating across the scholarly ecosystem is critical to the future success of research. We’re very pleased to be extending our partnership with Sheridan, and look forward to working with the publishers who host content on the PubFactory platform to deliver these increasingly essential functionalities and benefits to their authors and readers.”
Publishers interested in adding the Dimensions badges or supplemental data widgets to their content should contact their PubFactory Account Manager for further information.
Dimensions is a next-generation linked research information system that makes it easier to find and access the most relevant information, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy. Developed in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, it brings together over 128 million publications, grants, policy, data, and metrics for the first time, enabling users to explore over 4 billion connections between them. Data and expertise that span the research lifecycle from Digital Science’s companies ReadCube, Altmetric, Figshare, Symplectic, Digital Science Consultancy and ÜberResearch make up Dimensions.
Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions globally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. Figshare is part of the Digital Science portfolio of companies. For more information, visit http://figshare.com and follow @figshare on Twitter.
About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities at key points along the full cycle of research. It invests in and incubates research software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, GRID, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Visit www.digital-science.com and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has five U.S.‐based production facilities; each location has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, reprints, or catalogs. Sheridan is also the provider of the scholarly publishing platform, PubFactory. www.sheridan.com / www.pubfactory.com