Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced its collaboration with scientific social network MyScienceWork on a pilot initiative to enable researchers to easily share and discover over 11 million articles through MyScienceWork.
The pilot will allow MyScienceWork users to read, annotate and share articles from ScienceDirect within the MyScienceWork interface among each other. The articles on MyScienceWork will be presented the same way as users find them on ScienceDirect: full text published articles will be available to those affiliated with ScienceDirect subscribers and Open Access articles will be available to all.
The pilot includes access to all of the content on ScienceDirect: over 12 million content items from over 2,200 journals and 26,000 book titles.
“MyScienceWork works to make science easier and to help researchers save time. We want to provide researchers with wider access to publications. This includes promoting access to openly accessible content, but also developing new ways to easily reach publications from prestigious journals,” said Virginie Simon, CEO of MyScienceWork. “That is why, for users with institutional access, they can log in directly to the platform using their Science Direct access codes.”
“Elsevier’s mission is to support the research community by developing the best and most efficient workflow solutions that will assist them in their important work,” said Olivier Dumon, Managing Director, Academic and Research Markets at Elsevier. “This project is a great example of how scientific social networks and publishers can collaborate to disseminate and share quality research publications We are excited to have found in MyScienceWork an ambitious and innovative provider to launch this new capability that will facilitate low-hassle, copyright compliant sharing of Elsevier content on the platform of choice of the user.”
MyScienceWork is a social network based on the open access concept of providing researchers and the general public free access to scientific knowledge. Through its centralized communication platform, MyScienceWork offers more than 31 million publications, expert’s profiles, jobs offers, events and scientific news. The project is based on one major principle: associate content with visibility with a single click.
Founded in 2010, MyScienceWork began as a popular science blog. Having built a solid community of researchers and lovers of science and forged partnerships with important institutions, the company launched its site in 2013. With the aim of internationalizing its activities, MyScienceWork set up operations in Luxembourg, looks for opening a subsidiary in Silicon Valley while maintaining its branch in Paris. MyScienceWork consists of a team of 15 people.
ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world’s peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,200 journals, almost 900 serials and 25,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools so users can easily set alerts. Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys. With almost 12 million content pieces available-including pre-publication release of articles and open access content from Elsevier journals-ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions – among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey – and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.
The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
Director Corporate Relations, Elsevier