May 23, 2022

New Products to Know About: 1science Launches 1Findr, the World’s Largest Curated Collection of Peer-Reviewed Articles, Free and Fee-Based Versions of Database Available

From Today’s Launch Announcement:

2018-04-25_09-48-071science today announced the general availability of its innovative analytics and discovery platform 1findr.

From the get-go, 1findr has aimed to include all articles published in peer-reviewed journals, in all fields of research, in all languages and from every country. With both the free and the institutional editions offering twice as many open access articles as the leading competitor, 1findr is a giant leap in convenience, affordability and accessibility.

The free edition of 1findr takes on uncurated data sources such as Google Scholar, while the institutional edition cost-effectively replaces numerous specialized abstracting and indexing databases. “Uncurated data is error prone, and silos are dead. Thousands of publishers and millions of researchers worldwide want more thoughtfully built and more inclusive analytic and discovery tools,” says Dr. Eric Archambault, President and CEO of 1science Inc. and Science-Metrix Inc.


Archambault adds: “For the last fifty years we narrowly accessed and measured scientific knowledge with tools that were largely biased towards Western countries. Users in academia, charities, government and corporations want a more convenient, powerful and affordable way to access and measure the peer-reviewed research conducted globally.”

Both the free and the institutional editions comprise an initial curated collection of 90 million records. 1findr uses the systematic one-click download of open access articles pioneered by 1science in 2015: “1findr enables everyone to legally access 27 million green and gold open access articles harvested by 1science from thousands of renowned organizational sources and repositories such as arXiv, DOAJ and SciELO.”

The institutional edition offers a rapidly growing set of features that will appeal to both entry-level and power users, including organization search and single-click multiple downloads for up to 50 full-text articles. 1findr will soon offer even more immersive searching, driven by expertly designed citation metrics and journal impact statistics. Users can expect other types of carefully curated content to become tightly integrated in 1findr in the future.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.