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To Disappear, or Not to Disappear: How to Avoid Dropping Out of Search

Today, search services are used by most researchers to find scholarly articles. Publishers, platforms and search services have worked together over several years to make scholarly articles easy to discover and read. However, transition of journals to new hosts or new platforms brings additional challenges. Transitions that don’t take indexing issues into account often result in journals disappearing from search services for an extended period of time. This session will highlight key issues to keep in mind to ensure that journals preserve their discoverability during and after a transition. It will present specific recommendations as well as experiences from past transitions. We will hear from search services as well as from publishers and hosting platforms.