Citation Counts Added to Synapse

Happy New Year to all of you! Kicking things off in 2020, we are happy to announce that we have integrated the Dimensions citation badge to all publications in Synapse.

Dimensions, a product of Digital Science, is a research database with over 100 million publications containing articles published in scholarly journals, books and book chapters, preprints, and conference proceedings.The badge will appear alongside the existing Altmetric donut, now giving you a variety of ways to view your publication impact.

All works in Synapse will include the badge if the work has a citation count that’s greater than zero. The badge is a dynamic link to the citation score in Dimensions and will fluctuate in real time as the citation count changes. Clicking on the colored wheel will take you to the source page where you can view more details, including the article’s citations.










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MSK Publications Popular on the Web in 2019

Highlighted here are research articles published by MSK authors in 2019 that received the highest amount of attention online via news stories, blogs, social media posts, etc. The data is compiled by Altmetric, which tracks the mentions a publication receives across the web and assigns a weighted score indicating the amount of attention received.

The publications listed below are in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. You can click on the colored donut to view full details (keep in mind that scores fluctuate in real time and also that the contributing MSK author is given in parenthesis, but does not indicate all authors on the paper.)


High-fructose corn syrup enhances intestinal tumor growth in mice. Science. (Hongbiao Carl Lekaye)



Five-year survival with combined nivolumab and ipilimumab in advanced melanoma. New England Journal of Medicine. (Jedd Wolchok)



Metformin in 2019. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. (James Flory)



Increasing the dose intensity of chemotherapy by more frequent administration or sequential scheduling: a patient-level meta-analysis of 37,298 women with early breast cancer in 26 randomised trials. The Lancet. (Larry Norton)


Trends in sedentary behavior among the US population, 2001-2016. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. (Elizabeth Kantor)



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Easily Update Your Publications for Reports and CV’s with Synapse

Synapse is curated by a team of librarians that check monthly for new publications by our MSK authors. The team goes through each publication, verifying and enhancing the bibliographic details, and assigning the papers to the appropriate MSK author profiles. With Synapse, the work of searching for an author’s publications is done for you and makes updating this information for reports and CV’s quick and easy. 

Here is how:

  1. Locate your Synapse profile. Each profile has a distinct URL that will not change, so you can bookmark the link for future use.
  2. Select the “Works” tab of the profile.
  3. Limit to the year you would like. You can also limit to just “journal articles” if you would like to exclude meeting abstracts and conference proceedings from the results.
  4. Select the style in which you would like the bibliography formatted. A popular one to choose is “NLM” style.
  5. Copy and paste the bibliography into your document—the formatting will be preserved.


For help with this process, or any other questions about Synapse, reach out to us.