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Scite: Smart Citations for Better Research: What is scite

What is scite

scite helps researchers better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations. In addition to assessing research articles by citation count, the Smart Citations also display the citation context from the citation article which helps researchers better understand how research articles have been cited beyond citation count. The research articles are classified by a Deep Learning model which identifies whether the citation provides supporting or disputing evidence, simply mentions it or the retracted record.

For example:


Click on the Smart Citation badge, it will link to the scite record.


Smart Citations provide the context of cited references. For example,



Watch this video to better understand how a scientific paper has been supported or disputed using the scite browser extension.

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