2018 RedLink Index Now Available image

The 2018 RedLink Index, covering the 2017 subscription year, is now available. This is a free report. The 2018 RedLink Index provides benchmarks and comparisons of usage patterns, aggregating information about more than 1,700 journals from a variety of international publishers covering all areas of science and scholarship. More than 7,500 subscribing institutions are served by the participating publishers. The dataset covers more than 218 million full-text views, 35 million denials (turn-aways), and 114 million abstract views. Information included in the Index: Percentage of institutions with increasing, decreasing, or steady usage. Percentage of usage coming from consortia. Percentages of usage coming from current vs. archival content of various eras. Percentage of denials (turn-aways) to current content vs. archival content. Usage by world region (North America, ...

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Sci-Hub Has Papers. Are You Keeping Your Users? image

The recent pre-print about scholarly materials available via Sci-Hub (https://peerj.com/preprints/3100/) reveals that most scholarly and scientific publishers have suffered what may be irreparable damage to their stores of intellectual capital. That said, their users remain loyal and remain engaged with their brands — for now. The game has clearly shifted, from protecting content to protecting user loyalty. If publishers can do that well, they could make Sci-Hub a toothless threat. Remarq™ is built to increase engagement on the publisher’s Version of Record. It does this by encouraging collaboration, fostering engagement with a trusted brand and its emissaries (editors, authors, publishing personnel), supporting legal article-sharing, and making it easy to connect with colleagues. Studies have shown that despite this wide availability of ...

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Remarq Goes Beyond a Product image

Joe Esposito’s 2015 Scholarly Kitchen post, “When is a Feature a Product, and a Product a Business?” resurfaced in our Twitter feed recently, and led to some interesting discussions here at RedLink. Esposito wrote: “The differences between a feature, a product, and a business are critical for any businessperson, but in the world of digital media the lines between them are often obscure. . . . [the] creative process is valuable, but it ultimately has to be married to how the new capability will be expressed in an economic context. Hence the defining question of the age: What is the business model?” These words are important for all businesses, but especially for start-ups like RedLink. Fortunately, the vision for RedLink ...

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RedLink Announces Testing Partnership Agreement with Canadian Science Publishing for Remarq™ Across a Number of Journals image

RedLink is working with Canadian Science Publishing as it develops Remarq, a new editorial engagement tool for publishers. RedLink is pleased to announce a testing partnership with Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) for Remarq™, a new tool for publishers offering annotation, commenting, article sharing, and collaboration, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq™ keeps researchers and readers on publisher-branded sites by providing a powerful and smoothly integrated set of tools that support authors, editors, and users. Initially, Remarq™ is focused on article-level tools, such as private annotation, public comments, article sharing, and a basic user profile. “Remarq solves a number of problems at once for editors, authors, publishers, and readers,” said Kent Anderson, CEO, RedLink. “Best ...

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2017 RedLink Index Now Available image

The 2017 RedLink Index, covering the 2016 subscription year, is now available. This is a free report. The 2017 RedLink Index provides benchmarks and comparisons of usage patterns, aggregating information about more than 1,500 journals from a variety of international publishers covering all areas of science and scholarship. The 2017 RedLink Index also covers basic usage observations among more than 7,000 subscribing institutions. Information included in the Index: Percentage of institutions with increasing, decreasing, or steady usage. Percentage of usage coming from consortia. Percentages of usage coming from current vs. archival content of various eras. Percentage of denials (turn-aways) to current content vs. archival content. Usage by world region (North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Oceania). RedLink is providing the 2017 RedLink Index free to interested ...

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