Digital Science – Big Data and Diversified Risk

  • Kent Anderson Caldera Information Solutions, LLC


Abstract: Digital Science is an umbrella brand unifying a set of diverse information services and data companies, including Altmetric, GRID, ReadCube, Dimensions, LabGuru, Overleaf, Figshare, UberResearch, Peerwith, and others. Owned primarily by a large, privately held, multinational media conglomerate (Hotlzbrinck), Digital Science has long intrigued scholarly publishers even as it has served them, their authors, and various consumers (libraries, institutions, corporations, and individuals) in the scholarly and scientific publishing space. This article provides a current overview of Digital Science, focusing on some of the controversial aspects of the organization, its growing legacy, and its uncertain future.