ResearchGate and The Royal Society expand Journal Home partnership to cover full journal portfolio

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and the Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence in the world, are delighted to announce a further expansion of their Journal Home partnership to cover all the Royal Society’s journals and more than 45,000 articles increasing their visibility and global readership.

All 10 journals, including open access and subscription journals, now benefit from the enhanced visibility and reach that Journal Home delivers on the ResearchGate platform. The Royal Society expanded the inclusion of their journals and content to ResearchGate in 2023, making all version-of-record content from participating titles, including newly published articles and backfile content, accessible on the ResearchGate platform. 

The expanded partnership reflects the continued success of the collaboration. The Royal Society’s content has seen increased visibility and readership through ResearchGate. In a case study released in 2023, the Royal Society saw a 64% increase in the usage on the ResearchGate platform for the two open access journals included in an initial pilot. This increased usage has continued with articles in these journals having been viewed over 1.75m times on ResearchGate in the last 12 months.,The Royal Society has also seen increased engagement with their journals through ResearchGate from early career researchers, a critical demographic they were looking to reach. 

Now, through Journal Home, all of The Royal Society’s journal titles benefit from dedicated journal profiles on ResearchGate, providing key information and content from each journal, as well as prominent journal branding on all associated article pages and other relevant touchpoints. Journal Home’s unique network insights provide a new way for the Royal Society to engage with their journal community. Editors and authors are discoverable through the journals’ profiles, helping members understand how their network is connected to a journal. 

Authors in participating Royal Society journals have additionally benefitted from their research being automatically added to their profiles on ResearchGate, boosting article visibility as well as providing insights into who is reading and citing their work and presenting a unique way to understand and connect with their readers. More than 75,000 authors have already benefited from having their articles added to their profiles and made more discoverable and accessible through Journal Home.

“We continue to see excellent results from our collaboration with ResearchGate, helping us to reach new audiences, and learn more about our journal communities,” said Graham Anderson, Head of Publishing Operations at The Royal Society. “ We’re pleased to now offer Journal Home to our complete portfolio, supporting our authors and editors with greater insights and opportunities to connect and engage with researchers worldwide.”

“Our partnership with the Royal Society goes from strength to strength, extending the reach and visibility of their essential science content to new engaged audiences,” said Sören Hofmayer, Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate. “Journal Home offers the Royal Society a unique way to build a deeper understanding of – and engagement with – their communities. We’re thrilled to see them take this next step in our partnership.”