15 November 2023
ResearchGate and MDPI Partner to Boost the Visibility of Open Access Content through Journal Home
Berlin (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland), 15 November 2023 – ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and MDPI, the largest open access publisher in the world and a pioneer in open access publishing, today announced a partnership that will see ten of MDPI's open access journals benefit from an enhanced presence on ResearchGate through its innovative Journal Home offering.
This new partnership will expand the reach and visibility of MDPI's participating flagship journals with ResearchGate’s highly relevant community of more than 25 million researchers globally.
Around 210,000 version-of-record articles from these 10 titles will be readily available on ResearchGate, including the full archive material and all new articles as they are published. These journals also benefit from enhanced brand visibility with dedicated journal profiles, prominent representation on all associated article pages and all relevant touchpoints across the ResearchGate network – keeping the journals top of mind with their reader and author audiences. All articles covered by the new partnership will automatically be added to the authors' publication records in ResearchGate. This not only reduces MDPI authors' needs for direct management but also offers them valuable insights in to the impact of their work, including data about readership and citations.
"The partnership with ResearchGate reinforces MDPI's commitment to delivering a high-quality service for our authors and increase discoverability and transparency of open research content," said MDPI's CEO Stefan Tochev. "Both MDPI and ResearchGate serve scholars from around the world, ensuring the latest research is widely read and shared. Journal Home provides a new way to engage with authors and readers and amplify our journals' visibility."
"We're thrilled to see MDPI join the growing community of publishers benefiting from our Journal Home initiative," said Sören Hofmayer, Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate. "Our partners are seeing the benefits of heightened visibility for their journals on our platform, expanding their reach to new audiences, while simultaneously improving the reading experience for our active researcher community. This is just the beginning of what we hope will be a growing partnership; I look forward to seeing the results for this initial group of journals."
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ResearchGate is the professional network for researchers. Over 25 million researchers use researchgate.net to share and discover research, build their networks, and advance their careers. Based in Berlin, ResearchGate was founded in 2008. Its mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.
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A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996 and is leading the transition to open science by making more research free and accessible to everyone. Over 2.7 million researchers have entrusted MDPI with publishing their scientific discoveries. MDPI’s editorial process is bolstered by a network of dedicated reviewers, a team of over 6000 diligent, well-trained staff members, and an in-house article submission platform that was designed to ensure efficient processes within its 420 fully open access titles.