Putting you, the researcher, first is at the heart of what we do at ResearchGate. And we know that to do your best work you need to be connected with the right people, research, and resources. We've partnered with publishers who believe that a more collaborative and open scholarly ecosystem is necessary for researchers to drive discovery and tackle today's challenges.
What do journal partnerships mean for you?
Easy access to high-quality journal content
Whenever a partner journal has open-access content, the publisher version (version of record) is made available for anyone to read on ResearchGate. For articles from subscription-based or hybrid open-access journals, members who have institutional subscriptions to the content will automatically be able to access the full-text on ResearchGate. Here’s what this means:
- You get access to a wide range of full-text articles on ResearchGate — no need to search elsewhere.
- You can read the publisher version of the article, rather than a draft or unauthorized version.
- If your institution has a subscription or you’re entitled to read content through your library, you can access subscription-based articles from anywhere.
- You can view the ResearchGate profiles and connect with authors directly (provided they’re a ResearchGate member).
Useful journal and publisher information, in one place
We’ve made it easy to get the journal information you need while reading and discovering research. ResearchGate partners have dedicated journal profiles where you can explore the journal in depth – without leaving ResearchGate. Here’s the information you’ll see:
- Journal metrics to help you gauge journal impact
- Access to the profiles of the editorial team (provided that they’re members)
- Journal aims and scope
- The opportunity to explore more research from the journal
- Links to the journal website and author guidelines
Increased visibility and impact on your work
When you’ve published an article in a journal with a partnership with ResearchGate, the publisher will send the version of record (VoR) to ResearchGate, where it is automatically uploaded. This means:
- Your article is automatically added – no need to upload a draft or the publisher version (with the worry of potentially breaching licensing agreements).
- You have fewer full-text requests to respond to because your work is already available.
- You get clear insights on the impact of your work with detailed publication stats and other details about your audience.
- The publisher version is more visible and discoverable, helping you get more reads and citations.
- You can connect directly with your readers for feedback, or even find collaborators.
Note: There may be limitations to which journals or journal editions are included in some partnership agreements with publishers, which could affect what content gets automatically added on ResearchGate.
If you are an author and have any specific questions about journal content hosted on ResearchGate, please reach out to your publisher.
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