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Semantic Scholar

Citation Features in Semantic Scholar

Semantic Scholar features a number of unique features to explore citations. 


Citation Classifications

Semantic Scholar's AI tools enable it to classify an article's citations in a number of ways: 

  • Cites Results
  • Cites Methods
  • Cites Background

Highly Influential Citations

Semantic Scholar's AI tools identify citations where the cited publication has a significant impact on the citing publication: these are defined as Highly Influential Citations.

Explore different types of citations using the links in the Citations block in Papers view: 

The citation screen on Semantic Scholar, showing 55 "Highly Influential" citations

You can find out more about the methodology used to identify these citations in the article Identifying Meaningful Citations