ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and EDP Sciences, an international academic publisher specializing in scientific, technical, and medical disciplines, today announced a content syndication partnership that will see the addition of content from over 30 open access (OA) journals to ResearchGate.
The agreement will be piloted for a limited duration and involves the syndication of content from EDP Sciences’s open access journals from a range of disciplines, including the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Acta Acustica, and all six Web of Conferences proceedings journals.
Authors of the content 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. As well as simplifying the process of uploading work for authors, this partnership helps make sure that the Version of Record is always available.
In time, the overall aim of EDP Sciences is to become a full open access publisher and to transition its entire portfolio of journals into full open access journals. Therefore, any initiatives which facilitate the discovery of new research and make science more open and more accessible are well worth pursuing. In doing this, EDP Sciences recognizes changing research habits and shows it is prepared to support researchers wherever they choose to spend their time and conduct their research.
Agnès Henri, Managing Director, EDP Sciences: “We continuously strive to maximize the reach and impact of our publications and to better fulfill the publishing mandate entrusted to us by society partners. We are confident this partnership with ResearchGate will help us to engage current and future authors and facilitate better connections within our research communities.”
Ijad Madisch, CEO and co-founder of ResearchGate: “Interdisciplinary research is vital to scientific progress. At ResearchGate, we focus on connecting scientists from diverse disciplines so that they can drive this very necessary progress. EDP Sciences has been making research accessible for over a hundred years, and we’re delighted to be working with them to make research from many different fields available on ResearchGate.”