ResearchGate and The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) have announced a content syndication partnership that will see approximately 22,000 articles from 7 of AMS’s fully open access journals added to ResearchGate.
Under the agreement, articles from Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, mBio, Microbiology Resource Announcements, Microbiology Spectrum, mSphere, mSystems, and Genome Announcements will be shared to the ResearchGate platform directly upon publication, with the goal of facilitating the discovery of and access to the latest research in microbiology. Additionally, backlist content of ASM’s open-access journals will also be added to ResearchGate. Authors submitting to these journals will see their articles added automatically to their publication pages on ResearchGate, giving them access to statistics showing the impact of their work, and enabling them to connect with their readers.
“We are excited to partner with ResearchGate and broaden the reach of research in ASM’s journals. Microbiology is cross-disciplinary in nature, and this partnership will allow new audiences to discover the latest, most cutting-edge research in the field,” said Melissa Junior, Director of ASM Journals.
ASM Journals publishes 15% of all microbiology articles and contributes 23% of all microbiology citations. By partnering, ResearchGate and ASM are able to bring their open access content to the 420,000 ResearchGate members with an interest in microbiology – and when related fields are considered, several million ResearchGate members stand to benefit from this partnership.
“Microbiology spans numerous scientific disciplines, with insights and developments in this field spurring innovation across the board. At ResearchGate, we strive to connect scientists across disciplines, and working with a partner such as the American Society for Microbiology helps us to deliver on this aim. We’re delighted to be working with such a prestigious society partner,” said Sören Hofmayer, Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate.