ReadCube

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ReadCube
Developer(s)Labtiva
Stable release0.96.8013 / 09-2013
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS
Available inEnglish, additional language packs available
Typereference management software
LicenseProprietary
WebsiteReadcube
 
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ReadCube
Developer(s)Labtiva
Stable release0.96.8013 / 09-2013
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS
Available inEnglish, additional language packs available
Typereference management software
LicenseProprietary
WebsiteReadcube

ReadCube is a free desktop and browser-based program for managing, annotating, and accessing academic research articles. Currently in an open beta, it provides access to research materials through partnerships with several publishing companies including the Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers and John Wiley & Sons.[1] Articles are available for digital download and rental for 48 hours.[2]

ReadCube also allows users to enhance eligible PDF files with both the browser-based and desktop application. Once enhanced, articles have interactive citations, integrated authorial information, and access to stored supplements.[3] Additionally, users can highlight sections of documents and write notes saved within the client.[4]

History[edit]

ReadCube was created by Labtiva, a Boston-based company. A desktop client was publicly launched in October 2011 with investment from Digital Science,[5] a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Shortly after, ReadCube Web Reader was integrated with nature.com in November 2011.[6] A pilot program for ReadCube Access was launched at the University of Utah in September 2012, followed by a public release on Nature Publishing Group journals in November 2012. Also in November 2012, version 2.0 of the Web Reader launched with a number of significant changes.[7] In February 2013, ReadCube launched across over 117 journals published by Wiley.[8]

Features[edit]

ReadCube Desktop, running on Adobe Air, available for Windows and Mac OS

ReadCube Web Reader, available on nature.com for articles published by Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers and John Wiley & Sons.

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