From a Joint Announcement:
ResearchGate and Springer Nature are partnering to pioneer innovative access models for scientific content in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem. Full-text articles published in select Nature journals since November 2017 will be rolled out to researchers’ ResearchGate profiles, starting now and completed by March 7, making it easier to read or download research on or off campus from that moment on.
ResearchGate and Springer Nature view the removal of such barriers and the delivery of frictionless access as part of a broader goal to improve access to scientific results for everyone.
In April 2018, ResearchGate and publishers including Springer Nature entered into an agreement to support the sharing of articles. The collaboration between ResearchGate and Springer Nature which kicks off today with this pilot, marks an important next step where both companies work together to provide better support to the scientific community. Gathering continuous feedback from scientists and institutions will be key to ensuring this collaboration delivers valuable support.