Wiley Makes Scientific PDFs Interactive With the ReadCube Web Reader from Labtiva
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa, JWb), a global provider of content and workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education, today launched Labtiva’s ReadCube Web Reader on Wiley Online Library. PDFs read using the ReadCube Web Reader feature hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, and direct access to supplemental content, making it easier for researchers to discover, access and interact with scientific literature.
“Our goal is to deliver smarter, more connected and more useful journal content to researchers, in formats that integrate with the way researchers work,” said Jay Flynn, Vice President and Director, Web Strategy and Business Development, Wiley. “ReadCube brings long-needed functionality to the PDF, retaining its benefits of portability, familiarity, and print-like layout while transforming it into an interactive gateway to related articles and cited literature.”
The ReadCube Web Reader is available now on 109 journals in the Wiley Online Library and will gradually become available for the whole collection during the first half of 2013. Wiley Online Library is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities, and contains approximately six million scholarly articles from over 1,500 journals and reference works.
“We’re thrilled to have Wiley as a partner,” said Robert McGrath, co-founder and CEO of Labtiva. “Together, we’re making it easier for scientists to critically analyze their research and accelerate the dissemination of scientific knowledge. One of our goals is to create a multi-publisher ecosystem with millions of interconnected articles to help publishers maintain engagement with their readers. Our partnership with Wiley is a critical part of this endeavor.”
Users of the ReadCube Web Reader can save articles and annotations to the free ReadCube Desktop reference manager for PCs and Macs. ReadCube Desktop offers additional features to help researchers organize their academic literature, rapidly acquire articles without the hassles of proxies and logins, and discover new research through easy search tools, including a recommendation system based on reading habits. To see the ReadCube Web Reader in action visit: http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1002/adma.201103727
Labtiva develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. Its free ReadCube application for PC and Mac helps researchers in any discipline acquire journal articles rapidly, manage article libraries, and discover new literature. The ReadCube Web Reader is also integrated on multiple publisher websites, enabling annotation of articles in any web browser. Harvard researchers Robert McGrath and Siniša Hrvatin founded Labtiva in 2007, which now has offices in Cambridge, MA and Zagreb, Croatia, and is supported by Digital Science, a technology division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd launched in December 2010 to provide technology solutions for researchers. To watch a short video tour and download ReadCube, visit www.readcube.com.
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