Web of Science Changes and Alternatives: Symplectic Elements-Dimensions


Dimensions is product offered by Digital Science, the same company that owns Symplectic Elements used by Cincinnati Children's.
Dimensions data was added into Symplectic Elements (SE) in March 2021

  • Harvests open source and other bibliometric data.
  • Includes an h-index in the Citation Metrics section of each publication when available.
  • Users will notice this icon  in a publication's data source section.

To see Dimensions information in your profile, login to Symplectic Elements: https://elements.cchmc.org/
For information about Symplectic Elements see our guide: https://libguides.cchmc.org/symplectic

  • See the Dimensions h-index information in the publication's preview tab in the 'Citation Metrics' section:

  • Click on the title of the publication and scroll down to 'Data Sources' to see more detailed Dimensions information:

What is Symplectic Elements?

Symplectic Elements is Cincinnati Children's publication tracking system. This centralized system makes recording and reporting scholarly activities easy in several ways:

  • A single source of truth or one place to go to gather all scholarly activities including publications.
  • Searches online databases including PubMed, CrossRef, Scopus and more.
  • Calculates h-index and includes other research
  • Shows impact metrics e.g. citation analysis and Altmetrics.
  • Receive email alerts when new scholarly activities are found.
  • Can work with Endnote and other bibliographic software (import and export).