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 some publishers who share our belief that a more collaborative and open scholarly ecosystem is necessary for researchers to drive discovery and tackle today's challenges. For our members to benefit from these partnerships, we draw on our strengths: our partners' experience in publishing, and ResearchGate's ability to disseminate research, make it more discoverable, and connect researchers to each other. We'll keep building these kinds of partnerships with like-minded publishers in the future to make sure that ResearchGate keeps providing you with the best content and opportunities to push your research forward.
Here's how publisher partnerships help you:
You get access to high-quality journal content, and a space to safely create visibility for your own work
ResearchGate and our partners are working on providing innovative access models for scientific content. Because of this, we've partnered with a variety of publishers: some publish only open access journals, while others operate under subscription-based and hybrid open access models. Whenever a journal's content is open access and falls within the agreement between ResearchGate and the publisher, the version of record (VoR) will be made available for anybody to access on ResearchGate. For articles from subscription-based or hybrid open access journals, members who have institutional subscriptions to the content will automatically have access to the full-text.
Here's how publisher content syndication partnerships help you access the content you need:
Note: There may be limitations to which journals or journal editions are included in some partnership agreements with publishers, which could affect what content you can access on ResearchGate.
Here's how you benefit as an author for publisher content added on ResearchGate:
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.
You can see detailed journal information, all in one place
Some of our partners have chosen journal branding partnerships with us. These branding partnerships are sponsored by the publisher and are a way for you to get valuable information about the journal while you're discovering content on ResearchGate.
Whenever you're reading research that's been published in a journal included in branding partnership, you'll see detailed metrics about that journal directly on that publication's page. This helps you quickly get a better idea of the journal's impact, as well as other information about that journal that could be relevant to you.
We've also created curated journal pages under these branding partnerships to give you a way to explore journals while you're discovering content. This means that you can get information about the journal and its editors, explore content from the journal, explore the ResearchGate profiles of top-cited authors, and gauge the journal's impact with in-depth stats – without having to leave ResearchGate.
Here's what information you'll find on sponsored journal pages:
You can find out about relevant journal opportunities directly on ResearchGate
Journal marketing is another type of partnership between ResearchGate and publishers. What this means is that publishers can show you information about current opportunities from journals, such as calls for papers or calls for editors, that could be interesting to you. This is a great way for you to learn about opportunities in journals you haven't considered before, or to hear about upcoming special issues on topics you're passionate about. You'll learn about these opportunities while you're discovering content on ResearchGate, without having to spend time searching for opportunities in different places or relying on many different sources.
Here are some of the opportunities you may be informed about:
If you are an author and you have any specific questions about journal content that is hosted on ResearchGate, please reach out to your publisher.
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