4th April 2024


We were delighted that over 100 people representing libraries, publishers and discovery resources signed up for our webinar in March. We included an introduction to GetFTR and news about the latest products and services, such as the new GetFTR Browser extension, presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, and the upcoming Retraction and Errata service.

If you missed it, you can watch it on demand and view the slides on our website

Please share with your networks and watch this space for an integrator (discovery tools and resources) focussed event later in the year.

New Partners and People

Medical and healthcare publisher Thieme went live in January this year, to provide their subscribers with improved delivery and access to full text. Also, existing partners Taylor and Francis and IOP Publishing integrated GetFTR on their references, improving onward journeys for researchers when reading their articles.

We are also delighted to welcome Tracy Gardner to head up our marketing efforts and strengthen the existing team. Tracy brings a wealth of marketing knowledge and experience to GetFTR and we are looking forward to her support in communicating the benefits of GetFTR to our community. 

Product Update

Improved API: Discovery tools are now able to take advantage of faster entitlement decisions where publishers have shared entitlements with GetFTR. Please contact us so that we can support your migration to the latest API; we will deprecate the existing service at the end of this quarter.

Retraction and Errata: In 2023 we carried out a survey asking about the importance of signaling Retraction and Errata information at the point of discovery. ​​The results indicated that our community of librarians, researchers, publishers, and discovery resources agreed that it was very important and that GetFTR should play a role in helping to communicate the status of a document to researchers. We are extending the GetFTR service to deliver information about the document status, using Crossref and Retraction Watch data. Read more about it here. 

It is really important that publishers keep this information up to date in Crossref so we can provide accurate information to researchers.

Open Access Service: GetFTR has developed a service which signposts open access and free content. This service helps researchers discover and access even more content  when the use a discovery service that has integrated with GetFTR, or when they use the GetFTR Browser Extension. The service will signal the availability of more than 20 million open access and free articles, including those from publishers who do not participate directly in GetFTR. We know that library management systems do not always spot free or OA content, particularly in hybrid journals, so libraries can be confident their researchers are able to reach even more valuable content. Read more here

GetFTR Browser Extension

Just a few months after its launch we were pleased to share an update on the GetFTR Browser Extension, including the significant increase in entitlement checks (which means more GetFTR buttons being displayed in supported discovery tools).

We now support Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and Yandex and have welcomed over 500 users in 50 countries. We also plan to add GetFTR links to all DOIs on every page, where the researcher is entitled.

We would really like your help in spreading the word about the benefits of the browser extension and have developed the following resources to help:

  • Video – explaining what the GetFTR Browser Extension is and how it works
  • Poster – illustrating the simplicity of the GetFTR Browser Extension
  • 8 Reasons to download the Browser Extension – an overview from Librarian Erika Boardman who presented at the Charleston Conference

How to install – an animation showing how easy it is to install

Meet us at

We will be at UKSG, NISO and SSP over the coming months. Please let us know if you would like to meet us in person. 

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Any finally…

Happy 4th Anniversary GetFTR! Read our blog post highlighting how GetFTR has evolved to meet the needs of the research community since its launch in 2020.