19 September 2018
Cambridge University Press has announced that its new content sharing tool, Cambridge Core Share, is now a permanent feature of its online books and journals platform following a successful ten-month pilot.
Launched in December 2017, Cambridge Core Share helps to make research more open and accessible by enabling users to generate a link to a read-only version of a journal article which can be shared online, allowing anyone to read the final version of the article for free. Recently functionality has been added that gives users the option of generating a PDF containing a link to a journal article, making it easier for users to share the links on scholarly collaboration network sites.
Since its launch, over 6,000 Core Share links have been generated by people around the world, leading to almost 160,000 free-to-read views with monthly views growing to over 14,000. Over 250 journals have joined Cambridge Core Share and work is under way to make the service more widely available across the Press’s entire journals programme. More content has been added; all compatible digital content from 1997 can now be shared, whereas only articles from 2016 onwards could be shared during the pilot.