- 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. 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 and DSpace repository platforms.
We are talking to the main CRIS vendors to encourage them to develop their products to benefit from Router as well, and we hope to be interoperable with the major CRISs 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, for work-flows that use a CRIS, we have created a Router API that enables matched notifications to be retrieved. We are talking with CRIS vendors about using this with their systems (which would require them to undertake some development). Watch this space for news of Router becoming interoperable with CRISs.
Please see here for details of the Publications Router architecture and how to connect to it.