Taylor & Francis acquires Future Science Group, integrates with GetFTR

December was a busy month for Taylor & Francis. On 4 December, it announced it was adding publisher Future Science Group to its portfolio and on 15 December that it would offer streamlined access to cited articles by integrating with GetFTR (Get Full Text Research).

Future Science Group

Future Science Group (FSG) is a publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research that brings a portfolio of cutting-edge journals and digital hubs and will also enable Taylor & Francis to offer researchers and medical communication planners a host of additional services.

This makes Taylor & Francis the fourth largest publisher of pharma-funded research, with the addition of 32 peer-reviewed FSG journals and five digital hubs. These complement the existing range of over 340 Taylor & Francis medical and healthcare journals, including the Expert Collection, which is the world's largest series of review journals in research, development and clinical medicine.

Researchers can choose to publish open access (OA) in all FSG journals, with 15 titles fully OA.

The full press release is here.

Get Full Text Research

Researchers will experience streamlined access to cited articles with the addition of GetFTR (Get Full Text Research) to the references sections of Taylor & Francis journals. The integrated GetFTR indicator enables users to see at a glance which cited articles are available to read next, with smart links for direct access.

GetFTR icons signpost researchers to full text articles available as OA or their institutional library’s subscriptions. The indicator uses real-time entitlement data from all participating publishers’ sites and enables users to access cited articles with a single click.

It also supports Taylor & Francis Online’s existing toll free linking feature, which ensures site users with access to an article can read all Taylor & Francis articles it cites. Taylor & Francis was one of the founding sponsors of GetFTR, an initiative which has grown to support a wide variety of publishers, discovery resources, scholarly collaboration networks, platform providers and other organizations involved in scholarly communication.

The full press release is here.