Springer Nature partners with Research Solutions to bring comprehensive journal and book content to small and medium-sized enterprises

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New partnership allows small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cost-effective access to Springer Nature’s full collection of journals and ebooks

In partnership with the document retrieval provider Reprints Desk, Springer Nature has developed a way for SMEs to access all of Springer Nature’s journal and book content. The partnership with Reprints Desk, a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions Inc., will allow researchers working for SMEs to benefit from influential content that will empower them to drive research and discovery, and stay ahead of competition. Starting from April 2020, the commercial partnership and will initially run for 12 months, after which a detailed analysis will be conducted and companies have the opportunity of purchasing content collections tailored to their needs.

Under the agreement, companies with up to 100 Research & Development (R&D) staff, can gain access to Springer Nature’s full collection of journals and ebooks when they purchase an annual subscription to Reprint Desk’s retrieval and intelligence platform, Article Galaxy. The content is therefore available to SMEs at a significantly reduced rate for the first time. More than 70 per cent of the largest biopharmaceutical companies use Article Galaxy’s document delivery engine for on-demand access to journal content.

Michiel van der Heyden, Vice President, Product Data & Metadata Management at Springer Nature, said: “We have been striving to develop a sustainable business model to allow SMEs access to our full collection of journals and books for a long time. SMEs play an important role in the research and discovery process and we are proud to be working together with Reprints Desk to develop a model that will ensure these researchers have access to around 35 percent* of the world’s science, technology and medical content.”  

Peter Derycz, CEO and President of Research Solutions, said: “At Reprints Desk our goal is to ensure researchers have simple and seamless access to scientific content. With this groundbreaking partnership, we are putting a comprehensive body of scholarly content from one of the world’s largest publishers at the fingertips of R&D teams in small and medium-sized businesses.”