ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organizations, today announced the Summer 2016 Version Release of its award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy powered by Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. New features include improved article order options on popular discovery platforms, enhanced document delivery APIs enabling Article Galaxy functionality to be made accessible via third-party discovery tools, and the launch of world's largest curated list of Open Access journals. Full release notes can be viewed online at info.reprintsdesk.com/summer2016.
Article Galaxy users benefit from easier order options on PubMed NCBI and shopping cart-like access to Elsevier ScienceDirect and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing for simplified viewing of content and accelerated research. In addition, users can now see critical Article Galaxy status updates via web APIs on third-party discovery tools. With the recently launched integration of its proprietary list of Open Access journals, Reprints Desk utilizes granular, lowest cost acquisition filtering for research retrieval requests of Open Access research papers, providing Article Galaxy users with the most advanced access to Open Access research in the industry.
"The convenience to order directly from their preferred workflow is critical to our customers and helps accelerate discovery research, " said Peter Derycz, CEO and President of Reprints Desk, Inc. "The Article Galaxy Summer 2016 Version Release continues on a path to make it easy for customers to order journal articles whenever and wherever they find them. And we have added the market's best acquisition filtering for Open Access research papers."
The latest features made available in the Summer 2016 Version Release include:
New Third-Party Integrations
A new integration with PubMed NCBI's user interface makes it possible to send orders for one or more articles using the "Send To Order" option from any PubMed search results page. Moreover, Reprints Desk's paid add-on Article Galaxy Widget now integrates with Elsevier ScienceDirect and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing users to extract content from both websites for simplified viewing and a shopping cart-like order experience. Finally, new web APIs let users see important Article Galaxy updates, such as availability of article rentals, publisher pay-per-view (PPV) tokens, indication of article duplicates as well as account-specific pricing, directly in preferred third-party discovery tools.
Open Access Journal Filtering
Reprints Desk has launched the world's largest curated list of Open Access journals, integrated within Article Galaxy. The service includes methodologies to honor granular Creative Commons license terms commonly used by Open Access journals (such as CC-BY-NC). The list is utilized in lowest cost acquisition filtering for document delivery requests of Open Access research papers, including from hybrid OA titles, ensuring customers will always get the most cost-efficient version of Open Access documents in accordance with commercial Open Access licensing terms.
Article Galaxy Enhancements
Apart from multiple new publisher sourcing agreements (see full release notes here), users can now opt for a paid service to automatically replace an ePub or "pre-print" version of a journal article with the final published Version of Record. A new service for article re-use analysis offers customers the option to determine their actual rate of re-use depending on the intended use.
Article Widget Order Improvements
In addition to new integrations with EBSCO and Elsevier, the Summer 2016 Version Release brings improved order options for Reprints Desk's paid add-on and shopping cart tool Article Widget. The highlight is a new Copy-and-Paste Order form featuring the following elements:
- Custom button or link launches the widget on any web page – no bookmarklet needed
- New toggle capability to switch between discovered citations and copy/paste order form
- Expanded Intended Use options for copyright-compliant re-use
- Quick downloads of non-subscribed PDFs that are requested
- Expanded rental catalog with quick linkouts for immediate access
- Print holdings availability indicator
- Publisher pay-per-view (PPV) token availability indicator
Article Galaxy Library Portal
The Article Galaxy Summer 2016 Version Release entails updates for both administrator and user features within the Article Galaxy Library Portal. Administrators can now create users, export users to Excel and bulk-import users, among other added functions. Users can employ improved discover query language in their search and prioritize by publication date.
Bibliogo, Reprints Desk's paid add-on for content and reference management, has added some features as part of the Summer 2016 Version Release. These include an enhanced user interface for simplified searching within a bibliography, bibliography-level commenting to supplement citation-level commenting, new filtering options for search results, and more.
Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.
About Research Solutions
Operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Reprints Desk®, Inc., Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS) is a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions and other research-intensive organizations. More than 70 percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in the world rely on services powered by Research Solutions. Article Galaxy™, the company's cloud-based solution, gives customers access to the over one million newly published articles each year in addition to tens of millions of articles previously published, helping them to create and speed discoveries, save time and money, and remain copyright-compliant. Research Solutions has arrangements with numerous STM content publishers that allow electronic access and distribution of their content. In addition to serving end users of content, the company also serves STM publishers by facilitating compliance with applicable copyright laws. For more information about Research Solutions, visit www.researchsolutions.com.
About Reprints Desk®
Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008. For more information about Reprints Desk, visit www.reprintsdesk.com.
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