ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Sage, a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services, have today announced a partnership that sees 47,000 articles from 48 of Sage’s open access journals being syndicated directly to ResearchGate.
Authors of the articles will see their content 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, with the scope of the agreement encompassing all frontlist and backlist content from the included journals. The motivation for the partnership stems from Sage’s role as a long-term advocate of open science and ResearchGate’s aim to make science open to all.
Additionally, as part of the partnership, a subset of Sage journals will benefit from an enhanced presence on ResearchGate through its new Journal Home offering. As part of this offering, dedicated journal profiles will be created and made accessible on the network, and each journal will be prominently represented on all of its associated article pages on ResearchGate. This integration will increase the visibility of each journal with its relevant audience on an ongoing basis, and will provide researchers with the ability to learn more about each journal, its scope, and the community around it, as well as understand its metrics and publishing policies – ultimately driving journal readership, awareness, and consideration among a relevant audience.
Sage is committed to increasing the accessibility of scientific research so that it has the best chance of creating real-world impact. As an independent company, the company is free to experiment with new paths to sustainable and user-friendly research access.
“Sage has been a champion of open access for many years, so it’s great to be working with them to help increase the reach and impact of their publications among a relevant audience on ResearchGate. Given the breadth of Sage’s portfolio, this partnership is a win for scientists and researchers from a variety of fields, and we look forward to seeing where it takes us,” said Sören Hofmayer, Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate.
“We’re always looking for ways to expand the reach of our open access resources and help researchers access content within their existing workflows and at their point of need,” said Helen Duce, Head of Product, Research at Sage. “This partnership with ResearchGate offers us a great opportunity to do that. We’re looking forward to understanding more about how researchers engage with and use our open access content in ResearchGate and seeing where this partnership takes us.”