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Over 3.25 million article shares during first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative -

Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature's free content sharing initiative.

SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including the entire Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over 1,000 co-owned and partner-owned journals. This industry-leading initiative enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories, websites, scholarly collaboration networks and via email.

The SharedIt data shows that SharedIt links were used to read Springer Nature articles 3,276,125 times, by readers in over 200 markets and from almost 29,000 institutions. The majority of links used to access articles were those originally shared by subscribers to Springer Nature journals (1.24 million). Links shared by authors were accessed 1.15 million times and those included in news articles by media outlets 885,195 times. The United States leads the way in readers using SharedIt links, with over a third of those accessing links to read Springer Nature papers coming from the US.

Readers in the United States used the most SharedIt links generated by subscribers in the first year, totalling 513,370 clicks, followed by the UK, Germany, Brazil and Canada. In the case of links shared by authors, readers in the US again led the way clicking on 393,956 links, followed by Germany, the UK, India and China. Other countries also showing strong engagement with the SharedIt initiative included France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Australia.

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