ResearchGate and IOP Publishing partner to increase visibility of academic content


ResearchGate and IOP Publishing (IOPP) today announce a new collaborative agreement to explore ways to support the scientific community through the syndication of IOPP’s peer-reviewed scientific content on the ResearchGate platform.

ResearchGate is an academic social networking site where more than 20 million scientists and researchers share articles, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.

The deal – which marks the first time a publisher from the physics company has made its content available on the platform – will initially run for 12 months. More than 36,000 full-text articles will be downloaded from the open access (OA) journals Environmental Research Letters, Materials Research Express, and New Journal of Physics and the hybrid journals Biomedical Materials, Classical Quantum Gravity, Physica Scripta, and J Phys B.

Graham McCann, Head of Content and Platform Management, said: “We are always looking for new ways to increase the visibility and impact of the work we publish and we have been impressed with the interactive and interconnected digital environment created by ResearchGate. The partnership supports our mission to expand the world of physics, by giving researchers the ability to easily access content on a platform they already use. Throughout the agreement, we will review the frequency with which our content has been discovered as well as the level of engagement, and we will collect user feedback on their experience. We are confident that by combining our expertise in publishing high-quality research with ResearchGate’s online platform and networks of millions of scientists, we will bring significant benefits to the communities served by both organizations.

Sören Hofmayer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of ResearchGate: “We are delighted to partner with IOP Publishing to help authors increase the visibility of their work and to help researchers in a variety of fields discover and access transparent way to quality content. The work we have done with other publishers has resulted in increased consumption, peer engagement, and discoverability of scholarly content. We are really excited to learn through this program how we can support the research community with IOP Publishing in a similar way.

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