IntechOpen Embeds Dimensions Badges from Digital Science

Becoming the First Publisher to Provide Citation Badges for Books

April 26, 2018

IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books 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, including Nobel Prize laureates, 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/Co-founder of IntechOpen. “Dimensions Badges go even a step further – helping users to see how the citations of one publication compare to others in its field, providing a more in-depth picture of research influence.”

By clicking on the badges, readers of IntechOpen books 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, which are now available on all IntechOpen book pages, 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 IntechOpen 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.

About Dimensions Dimensions is a modern, innovative, linked research knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials and patents to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy. Visit Dimensions’ website at and find us on Twitter @DSDimensions.

About Digital Science Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. Visit for more information.

About IntechOpen Founded in 2004, IntechOpen, the first native scientific publisher of Open Access books, provides a collaborative environment for peer-reviewed scholarly content and book publishing of academic research, giving scientific thinking its home. The scientific community of editors, authors, funders and librarians worldwide benefit from open access research dissemination, ensuring faster spreading and advancement of scientific knowledge. The company’s global headquarter is in London, UK.