Springer Nature and ResearchGate have agreed to move forward with a long-term content syndication partnership starting in Q4 of 2020. This cooperation expands the scope of a two-phase pilot, which began in 2019 and has been evaluated in a recently published white paper.
The partnership will enable content delivery of the version-of-record (VoR) articles directly to ResearchGate publication pages. Entitled users will be able to download and read the VoR of articles published in Springer journals from the past five years, and all Nature-branded research journals from the past three years, on ResearchGate; new articles will be made available on a daily basis as they are published. Non-entitled users will be able to access an enhanced abstract of the article on ResearchGate, which includes metadata, abstract, figures and captions and the full first page. By combining Springer Nature’s expertise in publishing high-quality research with ResearchGate’s online platform for millions of scientists, both organisations aim to deliver an enhanced and seamless experience for the communities they serve.
Springer Nature and ResearchGate began the content-sharing pilot in response to a number of challenges, such as how to streamline multi-step authentication processes; the need to enable seamless remote access to content; and ways to support researchers in finding the most relevant and reliable research in context.
The white paper, Researchers at the Centre, indicates that the partnership brought multiple benefits that led to an enhanced user experience for authors, researchers and librarians.
Key findings from the pilot phases of the partnership show: augmented entitlement recognition; institution recognition; improved discoverability; positive author feedback; and increased usage.
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