Share Links let authors share their new publications for free | Elsevier Connect
gavinbaker's bookmarks 2014-06-23
"Researchers who publish in academic journals understand the necessity to expose their papers to the widest audience possible, and they want to be able to do this easily. The new Share Link service makes it easy for authors to share their articles so they can get more exposure and more citations. After final publication of their articles, authors are now given a customized link ('Share Link') to their article on ScienceDirect. This Share Link allows authors and their network to access their final published articles on ScienceDirect for free for a 50-day period. The link can be readily shared via email and social networks. After a successful trial, Share Links are increasingly being offered to authors of most journals. The Share Links will eventually replace the current electronic offprints for these journals. The links are easier to share than the electronic offprints, and will help authors to spread the word about their articles, generating extra attention across the research community. The first Share Links have been emailed to authors. The response was promising, and we've seen many authors sharing their research on social media channels ..."