We are delighted to say that 2023 has got off to a flying start with new partners, new products and services, and case studies showing how GetFTR improves the researcher experience. Here are the highlights.
Case studies: American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Wiley
We have published two new case studies which demonstrate how GetFTR is increasing usage and improving the user experience.
ASM and GetFTR, with the support of Atypon, ran a joint experiment to compare usage with and without the GetFTR service. We were delighted to see a significant increase in usage, Deborah Plavin of ASM said “Comparing two weeks before joining GetFTR with two weeks after, we saw a 260% increase in article downloads from users coming from Mendeley and Semantic Scholar, so we were happy that our decision to integrate had already delivered a better experience for our readers.” Read the full case study here
GetFTR offers publishers the opportunity to integrate GetFTR with their references which leads to a better experience for the researcher when they want to carry on their research journey beyond the article they are reading. Wiley is the latest publisher to integrate GetFTR at reference level, and Marlo Harris from Wiley had this to say about the experience: “We wanted to provide researchers with the same GetFTR experience they enjoy from participating discovery services, when accessing references from Wiley Online Library. We are very happy with the support we received from the GetFTR team, and can already see that our users prefer GetFTR links to other links” Read the case study here:
Since our last newsletter we have welcomed the following new publishers and discovery partners to GetFTR
KGL PubFactory and American Meteorological Society launched earlier in the year. The Geological Society of London is now live and Project Hope is joining soon, as part of our free tier program. All publishers participating in GetFTR provide streamlined access to trusted research on their platforms, from the many discovery services and scholarly collaboration tools that have integrated with the service.
We are currently enjoying many promising conversations with potential partners, so if you would like to find out more about how we could support your goals, please get in touch.
New Service: Browser Extension to help researchers access content when using commonly used discovery services
Our publishing partners often tell us that they would like to see GetFTR integration with additional services where their users discover content, such as Google Scholar, PubMed and Web of Science. With this in mind we have developed a browser extension which will help researchers discover and access content via GetFTR links when they use these services. The browser extension is currently in Beta and we encourage you to download it and try it out. We welcome your feedback as we develop the service.
If you are interested in using the extension, you can install it here, and please share the link with your own research community.
GetFTR Webinar: April 5th, 10am Eastern, 3pm BST
Join us for a webinar in April where you will hear about the new services on offer from GetFTR and will be able to join in the discussion about how GetFTR can support your researchers.
Speakers include Marlo Harris from Wiley, who will cover the benefits of adding GetFTR to reference lists. Dianne Benham from GetFTR will provide an update on the Browser Extension Beta.
This webinar is free to attend, please register here
Finally, GetFTR has been working with TBI Communications on a number of marketing projects and a key focus for Q1 has been the development of a new website. Watch this space for the launch!