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Dimensions, Papers, Figshare and Symplectic to implement Get Full Text Research service -

Digital Science’s Dimensions, Papers, Figshare and Symplectic are among the first confirmed scholarly platforms to implement the new Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) service in pilot status to gauge interest and feedback from the research community.

GetFTR brings access to the full-text to the users. It makes the trustworthy full-text version of a research article available for the researcher in any discovery or analytical application, verifying in the background the entitlements and institutional subscriptions against publisher API’s. The service, developed by leading publishers, easily integrates with discovery tools and scholarly platforms to streamline user access to research.

Entitlements information from five publishers – American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis Group and Wiley – will initially be made available via GetFTR within Dimensions, Papers and Mendeley.

The service was developed by publishers alongside the GetFTR advisory board which also included librarians and other software vendors. Digital Science played an active role in the development contributing to the API specification and server infrastructure. Researchers use a variety of discovery tools and scholarly platforms to find research. However, they often experience uncertainty, frustration and waste time as they browse results and click through to publisher websites, not knowing if they will have access. This experience drives them to alternative online sources that may be illegal, unreliable, and lack useful supporting materials and tools to aid them in their work.

Digital Science is pleased to expand on its existing PDF access options with the GetFTR API. Users can expect to find more direct View PDF access links to content across their research journey. They can then seamlessly access the research on publisher websites. If the user does not have full access, participating publishers can provide access to an alternative version of the research, which will go substantially beyond the abstract, enabling the user to gain a better understanding of what the article is about.

GetFTR can be used on devices both on and off-campus, from any browser, and without needing to install any software, removing technological restrictions that limit other solutions.

The GetFTR service makes use of the well-established federated access method to enable the display of the GetFTR indicator and the user’s seamless pathway to the research. By selecting an institution, users may easily navigate to OA and subscription content through a combination of direct, proxied, or WAYFless URLs, depending on their institution’s access settings and entitlements.

Brought to you by Scope e-Knowledge Center, a trusted global partner for digital content transformation solutions - Abstracting & Indexing (A&I), Knowledge Modeling (Taxonomies, Thesauri and Ontologies), and Metadata Enrichment & Entity Extraction.

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