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How Scholarcy contributes to and makes use of open citations

The Power Of Open Citations For Researchers And Publishers Open citations benefit researchers, journals and publishers When researchers cite previous work, they recognise the foundations of their own research and provide evidence that may support or refute their methods and results. This creates a narrative path that contextualises their contributions within the larger body of scientific knowledge. But keeping up with this growing volume of literature is increasingly reliant on the use of digital discovery services. As a result, open access [...]

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How reviewers can use AI right now to make peer review easier

Technology To Help Reviewers Keep On Top Of The Growth In Submissions The academic peer review process has come under a great deal of scrutiny recently. The various merits and drawbacks of anonymous and double-blind review vs. open and public review have been discussed and debated on academic forums, in conferences and on Twitter. Leaving aside claims that the ‘Blockchain’ provides a panacea for resolving issues such as trust, bias, and academic misconduct in the peer review process, how can [...]

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How AI can encourage students to read and avoid plagiarism

AI can help students get to grips with their course material Our goal at Scholarcy is to help students and researchers understand complex information faster, and provide a route into dense literature that can be intimidating for a newcomer or non-expert. A recent study has shown that scientific papers are getting harder to read[1], as a result of an increase in technical jargon and assumed background knowledge. The barrier to entry to primary research literature is getting higher at a time [...]

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