2014 in review (and what a great year it was!)

Here at DeepDyve, we develop innovative technologies to empower the discovery and access of authoritative research, for those who are not affiliated with a library.

There are about 230 million or more knowledge based workers in the world and while about 20 million or so work in academia and likely have access to research content, many of the others do not:

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  • Small businesses (<500 employees)
  • IP law specialists
  • Patients and their families
  • Alumni
  • Freelancers
  • Citizen scientists
  • Science writers
  • Bloggers
  • Content marketers

DeepDyve’s audience is predominantly unaffiliated with an academic institution. Our biggest single market is that of small businesses:

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All these individuals need access to scholarly research and many of them rely on DeepDyve for instant and affordable access to the articles they need. For just $40 per month, they can access 12 million articles:

  • Read as many as they like
  • Print up to 20 pages per month
  • Download PDFs for 20% off
  • 2 week “no obligation” free trial

2014-year-end-preso-v3-2-638Our 2014 report is now available on Slideshare. If you don’t have time to look at the full deck then this slide of highlights should be of interest.

To sum up, in the words of another happy user: “@deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researchers problem of access to information”.

It’s important to also remember that over 50% of more recently published articles are freely available to read and re-use online because their authors chose to publish them Open Access. Savvy information professionals also make full use of these resources.