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Research and Advisory Firm Outsell Calls Reprints Desk’s New SaaS Research Platform a Significant, User-Focused Upgrade

June 22, 2017

Article Galaxy’s New Ecosystem of App-Like Gadgets Taps Key Trends Across Scientific, Technical and Medical Information Sectors

ENCINO, Calif., June 22, 2017 /  Outsell, Inc., the world’s only research and advisory firm focused on media, information, and technology, has given Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, top ratings for its recently released version of the Article Galaxy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) research platform.

Calling the new version of Article Galaxy a “significant, user-focused upgrade,” the Outsell Insights  published on April 21, 2017 concludes that Reprints Desk is delivering a significantly improved service to researchers that provides enhanced user experience and creates efficiencies within end-user workflows centered around app-like gadgets.

“With its platforms business growing at 150% per year, and the company investing heavily in technology, resources and its sales and marketing capabilities, Reprints Desk is well positioned to take market share in the document delivery space,” said Jo McShea, Vice President and Lead Analyst at Outsell. “The new version of Article Galaxy, with its unique ecosystem of gadgets, is a step-change improvement on the previous version in terms of usability and functionality.  The investment made by Reprints Desk in ensuring a well-thought-out, user-driven solution is clear. Article Galaxy focuses on specific use cases, streamlining user workflow and harnessing machine learning capabilities to support improved discoverability and interoperability across multiple content sources and types of content. It taps into some of the key trends we see across the scientific, technical, and healthcare related information sectors.”

Ecosystem of Gadgets for Simplified Data Extraction
Debuting in this new version of the Article Galaxy platform, Reprints Desk’s ecosystem of gadgets will securely gather and enhance data from a variety of formats, such as bibliographic citations, table of contents and RSS feeds, PDF files, XML feeds, web content, and much more. An alternative to manual data filtering and extraction, gadgets are powerful apps capable of performing a particular function such as identifying protein structures from bibliographic information and instantly surfacing 3-D visuals, saving time for researchers and making data dramatically more usable.

Gadgets can be dragged and dropped across the user’s screen, removed if desired, and customized in a matter of minutes. All gadgets are designed to significantly accelerate the research workflow by automating data extraction and enhancement. Selected gadgets include:

  • 3-D Protein Viewer – Automatically extracts protein identifiers leading to the most relevant research.
  • Journal Table-of-Contents – Slashes the time it takes to determine relevancy of article content.
  • Trending Articles – Provides insight into the most popular scholarly articles using Altmetric scores.
  • Clinical Trials Search – Narrows down, ranks and provides access to the most relevant clinical trials.
  • DNA Sequence Cleaner – Simplifies DNA sequences for added processing by removing unwanted text.
  • Protein Translation Tool – Instantly translates any DNA sequence into its associated protein structures.

Many more gadgets for a multitude of functions will be deployed in the future and can be custom-developed on-demand by Reprints Desk within days.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based research intelligence platform, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping, automated data augmentation of scientific content, and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

Outsell Insights are available to Outsell subscribers at no charge. You can download a complimentary version online at info.reprintsdesk.com/download-outsell-insights-report-on-article-galaxy.

About Research Solutions
Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS) is a pioneer in cloud-based research intelligence and retrieval solutions for R&D-driven organizations. More than 70 percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in the world rely on services delivered by Research Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk. The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provides customers with on-demand access to, and augmented data from, tens of millions of scientific, medical, and technical (STM) documents, helping them to accelerate acquisition at the point of discovery, save time and money, and remain copyright-compliant. For more information, visit www.researchsolutions.com.

About Reprints Desk
Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, simplifies how organizations procure, access, manage, use, and legally share scholarly journal articles, clinical reprints, patents, and other content in medical affairs and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. since 2008. For more information, visit www.reprintsdesk.com.

About Outsell, Inc.
The rapid convergence of information, media, technology and data is reshaping businesses every day. Enter Outsell, Inc., the only research and advisory firm focusing on these four sectors. As the trusted advisor to executives, our analysts turn complexity into clarity, and provide the facts and insights necessary to make the right decisions. Our proven blend of big data, research, proprietary intelligence, and exclusive leadership communities produces tangible results and a strong ROI. We promise to deliver "wow" and ensure clients stay more focused, save time, and grow revenue in a fast-changing digital world.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements.  Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the company's products in the market; the company's success in obtaining new customers; the company's success in technology and product development; the company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the company's success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  The company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

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