ReadCube Brings Enhanced Reading Experience to

17-Nov-2011 | News-Press Release

Cambridge, MA ( prsafe ) November 11, 2011 - Labtiva, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), and Digital Science announced today the integration of the ReadCube Web Reader with

With the ReadCube Web Reader, users can now highlight and annotate article PDFs directly in the browser. Thanks to the new technology, references cited inside the article become ?clickable? in the PDF, delivering a new kind of interactive reading experience.

?Integrating tools like ReadCube is part of our continued efforts to make an integral and efficient part of researchers? workflow,? said Dan Pollock, Associate Director,

The ReadCube Web Reader is a partner product to Labtiva?s ReadCube desktop application. With the integration, researchers may now download article PDFs that they annotate on straight into their ReadCube libraries.

Launched just three weeks ago, ReadCube desktop reference manager is already being used by thousands of researchers at more than 300 institutions around the globe.

The ReadCube Web Reader on

The ReadCube Web Reader is a browser-based PDF reader that enriches the PDF of journal articles with functionality, including clickable in-line references and direct links to related articles. It is accessed by clicking on ?PDF options? in the navigation of 18 journals on The ReadCube Web Reader enables users to highlight and annotate article content, and sync their edits to the ReadCube desktop application. The ReadCube Web Reader also includes an integrated view of the supplementary information and associated News & Views.

To benefit from the new features, readers must have a personal subscription or site license to access subscription content on Open access content in Nature Communications and Scientific Reports, and free content where available, is freely available to all both on and in the ReadCube Web Reader.

The ReadCube Web Reader is currently available on Scientific Reports, Nature and 18 Nature research journals: Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Nature Genetics, Nature Geoscience, Nature Immunology, Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Nature Protocols, and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. ReadCube integration will be added to additional journals on over time.

?We are thrilled with the interest from publishers in implementing the ReadCube Web Reader on their sites. The ReadCube Web Reader serves their desire to serve scientists better by offering enhanced reading of scientific articles. Our efforts to design products to the specifications of today?s scientists working,? said Sinisa Hrvatin, co-founder of Labtiva, and graduate student in Biological Sciences at Harvard. ?Researchers love ReadCube.?

ReadCube is created by Labtiva Inc, an academic software company based in Cambridge, MA.

To learn more about the ReadCube Web Reader, please visit


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