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08 December 2017

Cambridge University Press launches new content sharing service pilot

  • Cambridge University Press launches content sharing pilot on its Cambridge Core platform, providing greater access to research  
  • Users are able to generate a shareable link to free-to-view versions of subscription journal content
  • Building their own social sharing service ensures the Press can continue to publish high quality research that can be shared in a sustainable way

The world’s oldest publisher is today [Friday, 8 December] launching a new content sharing service – Cambridge Core Share – providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research.

Cambridge University Press has developed the new service on its Cambridge Core platform and will extend the functionality to a select number of journals during an initial pilot phase.

The publisher is the first University Press to build a sharing service on its own platform. The move comes a year after the successful launch of Cambridge Core - the Press’s online home of over 34,000 academic books and over 370 journals – which has seen content usage increase by up to 25% and user registrations increase by 24% each month.

Improving content discoverability and collaboration for users worldwide, Cambridge Core Share enables users to share content quickly, easily and responsibly. Authors and subscribers can generate a read-only link to a journal article which can be shared online, allowing anyone to read the final published version of the article for free.

Cambridge Core Share also allows article usage to be recorded, enabling authors to effectively demonstrate the impact of their work.

Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at the Press, said: ‘As content sharing is such a vital part of research, we’re thrilled to be launching Cambridge Core Share which will provide the academic community with an easy sharing solution. With the needs of our users in mind, we will continue to explore and support responsible sharing in line with the sustainability of the high quality publications on which research and learning depend.’

The new sharing service is an important new part of the Press’s Open Research agenda – building on their existing Green and Gold OA policies and activities – as well as part of a wider initiative to explore and support all sustainable forms of Open Research publishing.

The Press will be monitoring user feedback on Cambridge Core Share in line with Cambridge Core philosophy to ensure its development and continued improvement is informed by detailed research into customer and user needs.

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  1. About Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University's mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 50,000 titles covering academic research and professional development, as well as school-level education and English language teaching. Playing a leading role in today's international marketplace, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.
  2. About Cambridge Core Share
    Cambridge Core Share is a new sharing service available on our industry-leading, online content platform, Cambridge Core. Built with our users’ needs in mind, Cambridge Core Share is a new service available for authors, researchers and institutional subscribers of Cambridge Core who wish to share and disseminate journal content publicly. Cambridge Core Share allows authors and readers to easily generate an online, read-only link to a journal article. This link can be freely shared on social media sites and scholarly collaboration networks to enhance both the impact and discoverability of research. 
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