In case you missed it, to kick off the New Year we redesigned our search interface and made it more powerful and useful in a range of ways. You don’t even have to sign up to take advantage of our advanced search and discovery functions with metrics about your favorite journals and publishers.
One of our favourite upgrades is how each of more than 24,000 journals are featured and displayed. Now it is possible for anyone to see what journals exist on our platform and how many articles are tracked for each one of them. That’s the first step. Try searching for your favourite journal, or even a journal you work for, and seeing what we have for it.
The most popular journals on our platform are also listed in the new search. Not surprisingly, this comprises some of the largest Open Access megajournals like PLOS ONE and Scientific Reports. Other high impact, inter-disciplinary journals like Nature and PNAS make it up there too, with almost all of their published records visible on our platform.
Published content can be filtered by journal, discipline, and which collections articles appear in. Along with this, they all have our next-generation sorting functionality, so articles can be arranged by citations, Altmetric score, relevance, date of publication, and readership. This makes it easier for researchers to discover your research, greatly increasing it’s value for you.
Publishers and individual journals can also work directly with us to add their content to the site for a fee. We now offer extra features like a “Read” button link back to the publisher version of record and featured journals for enhanced branding. We are happy to index content of all license types, whether ‘open’ or ‘closed’. We provide more traffic, more users, and more visibility to journal content. This is why in the New Year we had 12 new publishing clients join us to enhance their content and put it into context!
For each journal, we provide aggregate metrics including the number of readers on our platform and the summed Altmetric score – see the example below using PLOS ONE. These numbers can be used to look at how the content of journals and publishers is being read and re-used by the research community. Content on the site is primarily aggregated through PubMed Central, SciELO, ORCID and arXiv.
One other new feature is you can see how many articles from a journal are included in research collections on our platform. This is a great way to see how researchers are selecting your content as being valuable enough to be included in a thematic group of articles dedicated to a specific topic, and to enhance research in that field.
If you go to the main search page, the side bar on the left now contains a whole array of secondary filters. The entire corpus of more than 27 million article records (and growing!) can be narrowed down by publisher or journal.
As a publisher, this sort of information is invaluable to you, as you can see how much additional traffic we are generating for your content, and how much more we could provide for you if you integrate more content with us!
The more of your content we have on our platform, the better the level of service we can provide for you. All you need to do is get in touch and we can get things rolling. We also have a free competition for Open Access journals which do not charge a fee to publish, which is proving to be highly popular to date.