26th June 2023

The year is flying by and we have lots of exciting news to share with you ahead of the holiday season.

Sage, OUP and GSL Content Accessible via GetFTR

We are delighted to welcome Oxford University Press, the Geological Society of London, and Sage which between them add well over 7 million articles to the GetFTR service. Many publishers, such as OUP, include books which provide researchers with additional content to discover via the multitude of tools that integrate with GetFTR.

ResearchGate integrate with GetFTR

Last month we announced that ResearchGate integrated with GetFTR as part of our expanded offering for publishers. ResearchGate uses the latest GetFTR API service which provides faster entitlement checks for syndicated content. The first publisher to join the new GetFTR API service is Springer Nature, with more publishers to come.

GetFTR’s New Browser Extension

“This is so cool! I just pulled up Google Scholar to test this out, and I love that it mentions if it’s open access or subscription!!!”

The GetFTR Browser Extension is gaining momentum, and is getting great feedback from researchers and librarians. We encourage researchers and librarians to install the browser extension to streamline content discovery and access when using major discovery resources such as Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, and EBSCO Discovery Service.

The browser extension can be installed from the Chrome Store.

Support for Open Access

GetFTR works just as well for open access content as it does for subscription-based content, providing researchers with recognizable buttons and indicators to get them to the most up-to-date version of the content with minimal effort. Currently, around 30,000 OA articles are accessed every day via GetFTR links.

GetFTR provides discovery tools with entitlement checks at DOI-level, meaning that OA content in hybrid journals is also covered by the service, a key differentiator for GetFTR that librarians tell us they value.

Recently publishers have started to use GetFTR at the reference level to signal which articles the researcher can access, something that extends the GetFTR value proposition to both subscription-based and OA publishers. The browser extension also signposts OA content in major discovery tools such as PubMed and Google Scholar for those that participate in GetFTR, again easing discovery of the latest version of OA content.

Events, Website and Social Media

GetFTR hosted a webinar back in April which was very well attended. If you missed it and would like to view the slides or watch the event, you can do so here. We were pleased to be joined by Marlo Harris from Wiley who talked about the benefits of adding GetFTR links to article references.

Finally we were delighted to launch our new website last month. The site benefits from improved navigation and a fresh new design. We have also launched two social channels and will be using these to share GetFTR news.

Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you are a publisher, discovery service, librarian or researcher and are interested in any of the GetFTR services, please get in touch. If you’d like to meet in person, my colleagues Heather Staines and Hylke Koers will be at ALPSP, SSP New Directions Seminar, and the Frankfurt Book Fair.