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6.2 Expanding Dimensions: A New Source in the Bibliometrician’s Toolbox

Juergen Wastl

Abstract

Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 leading research organisations around the world, Dimensions is a unique platform combining data about publications, data sets, grants, patents, clinical trials, and policy documents. This database spans the broader global scientific landscape to enable individual researchers as well as research funders, research organizations, and publishers to discover, analyse, and understand multiple aspects of the research life cycle. This chapter introduces the development and deployment of the Dimensions platform and describes the breadth of available functionality with focus on bibliometric applications and question sets that can be applied to the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy.

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