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ResearchGate and Royal Society extend scope of partnership after successful trial phase

ResearchGate and The Royal Society have today expanded the partnership that sees all articles from the Royal Society’s ten-journal portfolio syndicated directly to ResearchGate.

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ResearchGate and Royal Society extend scope of partnership after successful trial phase

Berlin (Germany) and London (UK) March 28, 2023 – ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and The Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, have today expanded the partnership that sees all articles from the Royal Society’s ten-journal portfolio syndicated directly to ResearchGate.

From the outset, the goal of the partnership has been to increase the reach and impact of Royal Society publications among a highly relevant audience. The decision to now broaden the partnership to include all Royal Society journals is based on the success of an initial trial phase, during which content was syndicated from two open access journals, and resulted in a 64% increase in the usage of the syndicated content on the ResearchGate platform, as measured via COUNTER-compliant reporting.

As a result, the partnership is today being extended to cover the eight hybrid journals that the Royal Society publishes. This will provide all ResearchGate members on-platform access to the open access articles in these journals. ResearchGate members subscribing to the journals will also have on-platform access to all articles - the result being all backlist and frontlist content from all of the journals in The Royal Society’s portfolio being made available on ResearchGate, encompassing more than 101,000 articles.

As part of this expanded partnership, some of the Royal Society’s journals will also benefit from an enhanced presence on ResearchGate through a clear presentation of the journal on all of its associated article pages, as well as a dedicated page for each journal that is integrated into the ResearchGate network. This integration will increase the visibility of each journal with its relevant audience on an ongoing basis, and will provide researchers with the ability to learn more about each journal, its scope, and the community around it, as well as understand its metrics and publishing policies.

ResearchGate is a popular platform for researchers from around the world and the collaboration will make it even easier for them to access the international research published in the Royal Society journals helping the Society achieve their fundamental purpose of recognising, promoting, and supporting excellence in science.

“Ultimately, we want to help publishers reach and engage a highly relevant audience while at the same time enabling authors and readers to connect directly on the ResearchGate network. Our partnership with The Royal Society is achieving just that, and we’re delighted to be broadening its scope. The Royal Society does a lot to promote excellence in science and support international collaboration, which aligns well with ResearchGate’s mission to connect the world of science. We look forward to seeing where this partnership takes us next,” said Sören Hofmayer, Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate.

Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director at the Royal Society says: “Our experience with making our open access journals available via ResearchGate has been very positive and we are delighted to be extending the partnership now to include all our journals via the platform. ResearchGate’s reach, especially to early career researchers, will be very important in enabling us to extend the visibility of our content.”


About ResearchGate

ResearchGate is the professional network for researchers. Over 25 million researchers use to share and discover research, build their networks, and advance their careers. Based in Berlin, ResearchGate was founded in 2008. Its mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.

ResearchGate media contact:
Mark Howard-Banks


About The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

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Royal Society media contact:
Bryony Ravate


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