A partnership has been announced between ResearchGate and Taylor & Francis, making it a new development in the field of STEM publishing. ResearchGate is a leading professional network of researchers, enabling collaboration and sharing of research publications.
Taylor & Francis is a renowned publisher of journals and books in the academic world. With this partnership, Taylor & Francis would provide access to 200 high quality journals to researchers registered at ResearchGate.
ResearchGate has specifically designed a new service entitled “Journal Home” to cater to the growing demands of journals. All the 200 journals would get enhanced visibility on ResearchGate platform. A profile will be created for each journal on ResearchGate, which would be accessible to researchers throughout the platform. Every journal title will also have an article page, benefitting sharing, collaboration, and networking.
This development is interesting as it plans to make more than 100,000 recorded versions of open access articles freely readable on ResearchGate platform. All the articles written henceforth will be included in the 70 completely OA journals and be available for viewership on ResearchGate.
Taylor & Francis is an important name in the field of academic publisher. It has published cutting-edge research from various disciplines, such as sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Since Researchgate platform has more than 25 million researchers, this partnership would benefit the publisher immensely. It would increase the readership of viewers and engage the interest of new audiences.
The founders of ResearchGate have expressed their gratitude to the publishers: Taylor & Francis. They will be embarking on a new journey as they make so many articles freely accessible. Most scientific content is hidden till today under the restrictions of a paywall, thanks to subscription journals. ResearchGate supports the OA model of publishing in academia, paving a new way for researchers in developing countries.