Crossref Search Pilot
In order to open published scholarly content for the first time to free, full-text interpublisher searchability, a group of 41 leading journal publishers are participating in a CrossRef Search Pilot.
This Pilot is initially limited to the content of 41 of the 350 CrossRef member publishers and societies that collaborate to provide scholars with cross-publisher reference linking.
Through a special, reciprocal arrangement between Google and CrossRef, this Pilot launches a typical Google search but filters the result set to the scholarly research content from participating publishers, with the intent of reducing the noise produced by general web searches.
Google has indexed the full text of scholarly journal articles on the publishers' websites through a CrossRef gateway. Users may submit searches from CrossRef Search Pilot boxes on participating publishers' sites. Results are returned from Google using the Google search and ranking algorithms, and using the article's DOI whenever possible to link from the search results to the published article.