- You will be alerted to new articles by your researchers that you may not have known about otherwise.
- Metadata, often with the full text, will be delivered straight into your review queue, avoiding the need to enter it manually.
- For any full-text articles that we send that are under embargo, we will send you an actionable embargo end date, saving you time and effort otherwise needed to investigate what this should be in each case.
How to join
Publications Router is live and open to new institutions who wish to take advantage of its benefits - find out how to get started.
Please contact us at email@example.com, mentioning Publications Router, if you would like to know more.
How it works
Publications Router can deliver notifications about your researchers' papers straight into a review queue in your repository or CRIS. The notifications may include the full text of the published version of record, or the authors' accepted manuscript, or may just consist of metadata. This will depend on what individual publishers can provide.
This service is currently live for delivery into the Eprints repository platform. We are working with the main CRIS vendors to support them in developing their products to benefit from this. We also plan to add DSpace interoperability soon.
Initially publishers are sending notifications at publication stage. As these initial publishers all have rapid turn-around times from acceptance to publication, these notifications will reach you in good time for you to achieve REF compliance. In future we hope to add acceptance-stage notifications for further publishers. In those cases, you will receive an initial notification at acceptance and this will be followed by an updated notification at publication stage.
The notifications may include the full text of the published version of record, or the authors' accepted manuscript, or may just consist of metadata. This will depend on what individual publishers can provide.
There are also automated feeds from multi-publisher sources. These include the open access subset of Europe PubMed Central, which provides the full text of the version of record, and also metadata-only feeds from Crossref and PubMed.
To enable Publications Router to send you notifications about the correct articles, you will need to provide us with some key parameters that Publications Router can use to match them to your institution. These include variant names for your institution, postcodes that may occur in its addresses, email domain names that your authors may use, or your researchers' ORCIDs.
Some publishers may supply content that is under embargo. If so, we will include the embargo end-date in the metadata. For those articles, you will need to agree to respect these embargoes by signing an agreement with us.
Publications Router can supply the notifications directly into your repository (using SWORD2).
Alternatively, if your work-flow goes via your CRIS, it can pull notifications matched to your institution from Publications Router's API. We are working with CRIS vendors and institutions to achieve this, recognising that the vendors need to develop additional functionality for their systems to work with our API.
Please see here for details of the Publications Router architecture and how to connect to it.