- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 work 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.
The service can currently deliver into the following platforms used by institutions:
- Symplectic Elements (when connected via its RT2 module to either EPrints or DSpace).
We are talking to further CRIS vendors to support them as they develop their products to benefit from Router, and we hope to announce integrations with further platforms soon.
Publishers send notifications at various stages in the publishing process. Notifications provided only at publication stage should still reach you in good time to achieve REF compliance. Some operate a two-step process, so that an initial notification reaches you at an early stage, followed by an updated notification upon final publication.
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 matched notifications directly into your EPrints or DSpace repository using the SWORD2 protocol. Other systems such as CRISs can use Router’s API to retrieve matched notifications. Watch this space for further news of CRIS interoperability.
Please see Technical information for details of the Publications Router architecture and how to connect to it.