Founded Cambridge, MA, USA (2007)
Headquarters Boston, MA, USA
Key people
Ramy Arnaout,
Ian Connor,
Ryan Jones
Parent Copyright Clearance Center

Pubget Corp was a wholly owned subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center that develops cloud-based search and content access tools for scientists. It provides advertising services, enterprise search services, and a public search engine.[1] The company was founded in 2007 by Beth Israel Hospital clinical pathologist, Ramy Arnaout, out of his own need to find papers.[2][3][4] Pubget moved its headquarters from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Boston's Innovation District in 2011.[4][5] was a free service for non-profit institutions and their libraries and researchers. The site provides direct access to full-text content from 450 libraries around the world. It was announced in January 2012 that Pubget was acquired by Copyright Clearance Center.[6] The service was shuttered in 2017.

Products and Services

Search Engine
Pubget's search engine retrieves article citations and full text PDFs from PubMed, ArXiv, Karger, American Society for Microbiology, IEEE, RSS feeds, XML from publishers, and Open Archive sources.[7] The company's search engine contains over 28 million scientific documents and adds 10,000 papers each day. Pubget creates a link directly from the article citation to the paper itself via a continuously updated database of links.[8] Because of this database, users are directly linked from a citation to the full-text paper.

Access to closed full-text PDFs is granted through the institution's subscriptions. Pubget does not bypass copyright laws and will display only the abstract of restricted papers if the end user does not have institutional access.

Pubget PaperStats is a usage and spend analysis tool for libraries. PaperStats automatically harvests serials usage statistics delivering consolidated usage, cost, and other reports directly from publishers. Content performance can be assessed through cost-per-view analysis. Upon introduction, PaperStats was beta tested with the USC Norris Medical Library and yielded positive results for Pubget, USC and the library community.[7][9]

The Pubget PaperStore provides users the option of purchasing full text papers from thousands of journals on the search engine results page. Content rights and delivery is provided by document delivery vendor, Reprints Desk.[7]

Pubget provides several advertising solutions. Customers include Bio-Rad, Agilent, and other scientific brands. Ads are matched with paper content via contextual targeting. For example, manufacturers of a piece of scientific equipment will pay to advertise alongside a paper that mentions using said product.[2][10] Pubget, however, does not reveal data on individual users and their searches.[2]

Pubget's textmining technology allows research and development teams to uncover specific text strings across large groups of papers.[11]

PaperStream is a web app that allows lab teams to share, store, and find documents all in one place.[12] PaperStream organizes companies' subscriptions, purchased papers, and internal documents into an automated library database.[13][14]

Pubget's API provides access to its search and linking technology from third-party websites.[15][16]


  1. ^ "Pubget Everywhere". Pubget. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Davies, Kevin (10 June 2009). "Got PubMed? Pubget Searches and Delivers Scientific PDFs". Bio-IT World. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Founder's Friday: Pubget". Greenhorn Connect. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ a b Goodison, Donna (28 May 2011). "Southie Firm Speeds Up Access to Research Papers". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Welcome home, Pubget". Innovation District. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Pubget". 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ a b c Featherstone, Robin; Hersey, Denise (4 October 2010). "The quest for full text: an in-depth examination of Pubget for medical searchers". Medical Reference Services Quarterly (Routledge). 29 (4): 307-319. doi:10.1080/02763869.2010.518911. PMID 21058175.
  8. ^ Murray, P.E. (4 August 2009). "Analysis of Pubget - An Expedited Fulltext Service for Life Science Journal Articles". Disruptive Library Technology Jester. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ Curran, Megan (2 March 2011). "Debating Beta: Considerations for Libraries". Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 8 (2): 117-125. doi:10.1080/15424065.2011.576604.
  10. ^ "Media Kit: Pubget Ads" (PDF). Pubget, Inc. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Textmining Fact Sheet" (PDF). Pubget, Inc. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "Pubget PaperStream". Pubget, Inc. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "Pubget PaperStream For Companies". Pubget, Inc. Retrieved 2011.
  14. ^ "Pubget PaperStream For Researchers". Pubget, Inc. Retrieved 2011.
  15. ^ "PubgetCloud" (PDF). Pubget, Inc. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  16. ^ Munger, Dave (10 June 2009). "Pubget - Useful, Growing Resource for Anyone Interested in Research". Researchblogging News. Retrieved 2011.[irrelevant citation]

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