8th December 2023

Four Years On

GetFTR continues to move at a fast pace, with new partners joining and new services offered in 2023. This year we launched a new entitlement checking service which respond to requests 8 times quicker – read on to find out how we plan to combine API services with our new Open Access and free content service. More recently, we launched a free GetFTR browser extension, which adds GetFTR links to popular discovery services without a direct integration, such as Google Search, Google Scholar and PubMed – read on to find out more.

New Partners

GetFTR is delighted to announce that American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and ASM International have gone live with GetFTR. We also welcome SciSummary as the latest discovery service to integrate with GetFTR, providing researchers with streamlined access to scholarly content.

And whilst not a new partner, founding publisher ACS has integrated GetFTR with their article references, signposting the researcher to citations they are entitled to read. If you would like to hear how GetFTR can benefit your organisation, please get in touch.

Free GetFTR Browser Extension Now Live

The GetFTR browser extension is now live. It works with Google Search, Google Scholar, PubMed, Primo, LENS, ProQuest Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO Publication Finder, Web of Science and CrossRef with more coming soon.

We have developed resources so that librarians and publishers can promote the extension to the research community to ensure they are accessing up-to-date subscription and open access full-text content. A poster, video and infographic can be found here: https://www.getfulltextresearch.com/getftr-browser-extension

Erika Boardman, Librarian at the Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, presented at Charleston on the benefits of the GetFTR Browser Extension. Our blog post with links to the presentation is here.

Product Update

We have upgraded the GetFTR API so that it responds more quickly to entitlement, by checking both entitlements which have been shared with GetFTR alongside entitlement checks conducted by publishers. We will be working with discovery services and other integrators over the coming weeks to migrate to the latest service. If you are a publisher that is interested in sharing entitlements with GetFTR, please get in touch.

We have developed a new service which provides links to more than 21 million OA and freely available full-text articles. The latest API integrates with this service, providing researchers with even more links to trusted research.

We will upgrade the GetFTR Browser Extension to the latest API, so that it can benefit from faster entitlement decisions, and increase the number of links to OA and Free content. If you are a discovery service that would like to download GetFTR OA/Free data to use it locally, please contact dianne@getfulltextresearch.com

Looking ahead to 2024, we are exploring providing retractions, updates and corrections via GetFTR. We invite you to participate in a survey before December 14 to get your feedback – and you will be entered into a draw. Please access the survey here

End of Year

Looking back at 2023, it is incredible to see the milestones that GetFTR has achieved over the past 12 months. We are proud to share our 2023 roundup with you

  • 4.7 billion DOI requests received by GetFTR from researchers using discovery tools that have integrated with GetFTR
  • 3.8 billion DOI entitlement checks conducted by 31 publishers participating in GetFTR
  • 1.8 billion GetFTR smart links returned to discovery tools, where institution subscription in place, or content OA or freely available
  • 30 discovery tools displayed GetFTR links, including 9 discovery tools supported by the GetFTR Browser Extension
  • 3.73% GetFTR links on discovery service search results and article pages clicked by researchers to access full-text subscription and open access content
  • More than 60% of newly published journal articles now accessible via GetFTR

Wishing you all a restful holiday, and all the best for 2024. Looking forward to catching up with you either online or in person.

Dianne Benham
GetFTR Product Director