Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
Annual Reviews, the nonprofit publisher of review journals in the sciences and social sciences, today announced an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance discoverability of its content. All of Annual Reviews’ 46 high-impact journals will be indexed by ReadCube’s Discover service, enhancing its discoverability within ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, plus search engines and recommendation feeds. Together, these discoverability optimizations bring Annual Reviews’ content to ReadCube’s community of more than 5.7 million researchers worldwide.
“Our mission is to ensure that Annual Reviews’ articles are discoverable and easily available to readers worldwide,” said Steven Castro, Annual Reviews' CFO and Director of Sales and Marketing. “At the same time, we strive to offer our readers the best possible reading experience. This exciting collaboration with ReadCube supports both these pursuits.”
As part of ReadCube Discover, all Annual Reviews articles will be seamlessly enhanced within ReadCube’s reading environments to include helpful features such as hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and altmetrics.
“As readers of their journals ourselves, we couldn’t be more excited to work with Annual Reviews,” said Robert McGrath, CEO and cofounder of ReadCube. “Our mission is to enable researchers to easily find, read, and power their discoveries with the best research. We look forward to working together with Annual Reviews in pursuit of that goal.”
About Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews (http://www.annualreviews.org) intelligently synthesizes the definitive books, articles, and other academic sources in biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences, including economics. Its objective overviews, written by invited experts, provide a gateway to the most significant literature within a topic. They prevent duplication of research effort, address conflicting studies, root out errors of fact or concept, and suggest effective new research directions. Annual Reviews journals are among the most highly cited in scientific literature and are available online, in print, and on mobile devices to individuals, institutions, and consortia throughout the world.
ReadCube (http://www.readcube.com) develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. The free ReadCube desktop application for PC and Mac helps researchers in any discipline easily organize and manage existing article libraries, and discover new literature through searches and daily personalized recommendations. ReadCube offers a suite of innovative services to publishers, including Readcube Discover, ReadCube Connect and ReadCube Checkout. ReadCube’s publisher technologies have been adopted by partners such as Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers, Wiley, Palgrave, and SciELO. 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 Science and Education. To find out more about ReadCube, visit: http://www.readcube.com. For publisher inquiries, contact: publishers(at)readcube(dot)com.