May 18, 2021 – Silverchair, the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, has adopted GetFTR (Get Full Text Research) technology, supporting a more streamlined and smarter way for researchers to discover and access content.


“Our aim is to serve our community through flexible technology and unparalleled services,” said Hannah Heckner, Silverchair’s Product Strategist. “We have been really impressed with the growth and development of GetFTR as the service has sought to provide a solution to a growing problem that faces our community: smart and streamlined access to content. With the onus on us as a community to better support access to high-quality content and to enable and ensure the simplicity of that experience, we are proud to have adopted GetFTR’s technology to offer an enhanced service to our customers.”

Working directly with the research community over the last 17 months, GetFTR has been focused on refining the service to best support streamlined access to global research content through affiliated discovery tools and scholarly platforms. The service now supports streamlined access to over 90,000,000 research articles.

Free to use for researchers, libraries and discovery services, GetFTR has increased the speed and ease of accessing research by providing visual cues to entitled content and by simplifying access. GetFTR is fully integrated with platforms researchers are already using, so it removes the need to register, opt-in, or download additional software to access content. Working across multiple publisher platforms, it makes clear which content researchers have access to and therefore reduces researcher search fatigue and frustration, while ensuring researchers can access the best quality version of the research they need.  By using GetFTR to automate the metadata feed between millions of individual versions of record and the subscribers to whom they are entitled, Silverchair continues to serve the needs of researchers and of its growing publisher community.

Dianne Benham, GetFTR Product, added:

“GetFTR’s primary purpose has been to ease the process of accessing research by making it clear which content researchers can access across different publisher and research platforms. We are incredibly proud of the growth we have seen over the past 17 months and the engagement we have received as the service has become integrated more widely into the scholarly infrastructure. We welcome further discussion with partners and would encourage those who are interested to get in touch.”

Since its announcement at the end of 2019, GetFTR now enables fast access to content provided by eight publishers (nearly 50% of the publication market) and has welcomed over eleven integrators. The service will be joined by four more publishers in the coming months and is in conversation with a further 18 global publishers. An additional 8 integrators are currently integrating, with a further 16 in discussion.

Silverchair publishers can learn more about GetFTR in a webinar on June 15th. Register here.


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About Silverchair

Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, serving our growing community through flexible technology and unparalleled services. We build and host websites, online products, and digital libraries for our clients’ content, enabling researchers and professionals to maximize their contributions to our world. Our vision is to help publishers thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions.


About GetFTR

Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) is a free to use solution that enables faster access for researchers to the published journal articles they need. Working on- and off-campus and built on trusted technology, GetFTR is now inviting providers of online research services and publishers to be part of its development. For more information please visit

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