Springer Nature SciGraph: Supporting open science and the wider understanding of research
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"Springer Nature is giving a boost to researchers with the launch of its new Springer Nature SciGraph. The new Linked Open Data (LOD) platform aggregates data sources from Springer Nature and cooperating partners, making it easier to analyze information related to Springer Nature publications. With the implementation of Springer Nature SciGraph, Springer Nature strengthens its role in connecting people with the most relevant and important information so that more can be learned and discovered. Following SharedIt and Recommended, Springer Nature SciGraph is now the third in a series of industry-pioneering initiatives launched by Springer Nature in the past six months.
Springer Nature plays a strong and progressive role in enabling the research community to take full advantage of all that open research offers. The publishing group is now in the vanguard of LOD providers in the science publishing industry and has assumed a leading role among open data publishers and open research supporters. Springer Nature SciGraph collates information from across the research landscape, such as funders, research projects and grants, conferences, affiliations, and publications. Currently the knowledge graph contains 155 million facts (triples) about objects of interest to the scholarly domain. Additional data, such as citations, patents, clinical trials, and usage numbers will follow in stages, so that by the end of 2017 Springer Nature SciGraph will grow to more than one billion triples. The vast majority of these datasets will be freely accessible and provided in a way to enable experts to analyze downloaded datasets using their own machines, or via exploration tools on the Springer Nature SciGraph website which is being continuously enhanced.
Whether you want to understand which conferences are taking place in subject areas with rising funding, or discover which Springer Nature articles cite your colleagues, or analyze the distribution of authors by country in a given field of interest, Springer Nature SciGraph openly provides the data necessary."