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Web Date: September 18, 2017

Publishers propose agreement with ResearchGate to limit unauthorized paper sharing

Publishing trade group, which includes the American Chemical Society, offers networking site a solution to copyright infringement
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Publishing, Policy, ACS News, ResearchGate

A publishing trade group has suggested an arrangement with ResearchGate, a scientific networking site, that would restrict unlicensed sharing of copyrighted scientific journal articles.

Founded in 2008, ResearchGate enables scientists to share and discuss papers and to connect with collaborators. It now has more than 13 million members and 100 million publications, according to its website. Its funding comes from venture capital investment; investors include Bill Gates, . . .

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