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Content syndication partnerships on ScienceDirect

At ScienceDirect, our mission is to help researchers make an impact by making the discovery of insights simple and rewarding. We aim to increase the exposure of important author publications and connect researchers to relevant, trusted answers. 

Users tell us that:​ “The literature review is a very time-intensive process, searching multiple platforms to stay up to date can become overwhelming.”​ (2023 ScienceDirect user survey)  

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To solve for this, Elsevier has partnered with leading scholarly publishers to help researchers find relevant academic papers more efficiently by syndicating trusted, peer-reviewed information on ScienceDirect. Researchers can now already access over 150,000 articles from leading publishers directly on ScienceDirect. Using shared infrastructure with GetFTR, which checks entitlements, researchers can seamlessly connect with relevant content on ScienceDirect from the following publishers: 

  • American Chemical Society 

  • Brill

  • Emerald Publishing

  • International Union of Crystallography 

  • Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Taylor and Francis 

  • Wiley 

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Readers now have the most efficient discovery and delivery of essential research articles through ScienceDirect search, recommendations, references and in web search results. 

Are you a publisher and interested in syndicating your content on ScienceDirect? Contact our ScienceDirect Business Development Director, Daniela Georgescu via [email protected]opens in new tab/window

Syndicated articles from other scholarly publishers have been live on ScienceDirect since January 2022. Read our report for an overview of the results of the project.

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Content syndication for publishers: Working together to meet the needs of authors, readers and librarians 

The primary mission of discovery platforms that unites publishers and librarians is to connect the work of authors to interested readers. It is more important than ever for publishers to collaborate on a sustainable platform that promotes, protects and preserves robust, verified and trustworthy knowledge.  

Content syndication on ScienceDirect means publishers can: 

  • Increase exposure and usage of essential journals 

  • Ensure the broadest possible reach of your authors’ published research 

  • Have increased global discoverability: ScienceDirect has users in every country in the world and 95% of researchers use ScienceDirect (based on average global analysis of researchers and ScienceDirect users, 2023)

Individual journals included in the project to date are seeing increases of almost 20% in total reach for their research. 

We invite other publishers and societies to join us. We have the functionality set up so it is easy for new publishers to join. There is no need for GetFTR functionality from our publishing partners: you can simply plug and play.

Are you a publisher and interested in syndicating your content on ScienceDirect? Contact our ScienceDirect Business Development Director, Daniela Georgescu via [email protected]opens in new tab/window

Content syndication for readers: Fewer steps from discovery to delivery 

In a 2023 survey of ScienceDirect users, 90% responded that the pilot is a good idea. (2023 Survey of 3783 ScienceDirect users)

Content syndication on ScienceDirect means readers have:  

  • Comprehensive discovery and exposure to even more high-quality papers 

  • A more efficient path to relevant content using ScienceDirect’s features such as search, recommendations and topic pages 

  • Fewer steps between discovery and delivery of entitled content with GetFTR functionality

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Content syndication for authors: Increased global discoverability of published work 

73% of authors are either positive or very positive about their articles being shared in this way (20% are neutral). (2022 survey of 800+ authors)

Content syndication on ScienceDirect means authors have: 

  • Increased exposure of their papers on ScienceDirect, which has more than 50 million unique visitors per month 

  • Global discoverability as ScienceDirect is accessible at more than 180 countries around the world 

Content syndication for librarians: Maximizing the library’s investment

Researchers have found the move to working from home difficult. We need to make the journey from search to find as short as possible.” — Librarian feedback, 2022 survey 

Content syndication on ScienceDirect means librarians:  

  • Can maximize library investments by ensuring the widest exposure of the content they subscribe to  

  • Are providing easy access to content for entitled users in more places with GetFTR functionality 

  • Can be sure their users are accessing a wide range of trusted, peer-reviewed content when using ScienceDirect 

Scientific publishing should be about bringing research to the broadest audience possible.” — US Academic Librarian, 2022 

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