HighWire Publishers Now Have Access to ReadCube Connect Technology

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Partnership streamlines implementation of ReadCube’s Enhanced PDF technology for publications on HighWire’s Open Platform

ReadCube Connect enables our publishers to offer a truly interactive reading experience while gaining valuable insights on how their published content is performing downstream.

Stanford University’s HighWire Press, Inc. and ReadCube are pleased to announce the completion of an agreement to offer ReadCube Connect to publications hosted on the HighWire Open Platform.

The innovative HighWire Open Platform provides technology solutions for the scholarly community. ReadCube Connect is an interactive PDF viewer that integrates seamlessly into a publication’s article pages, keeping readers on-site and engaged. This new agreement will enable leading publications on the platform to join a collection of prestigious publishers such as Wiley, ASHA and SciELO, in offering ReadCube’s Enhanced PDF technology.

Dan Filby, CEO, HighWire said: “ReadCube Connect enables our publishers to offer a truly interactive reading experience while gaining valuable insights on how their published content is performing downstream. HighWire and ReadCube have worked together to simplify the implementation process to eliminate cost barriers across the board.”

ReadCube Connect is optimized for streaming and uploads faster than a traditional PDF in the browser. It leverages existing investments in metadata with its interactive article enhancements including:

  • Hyperlinked in-line citations and figures
  • Annotations
  • Clickable author names
  • Instant access to supplemental content
  • Advanced article analytics
  • Social sharing
  • Altmetrics.

With ReadCube Connect, readers can save the enhanced article and any annotations made to the ReadCube Cloud Library, which enables offline access from ReadCube’s free desktop and mobile applications. The suite of ReadCube Apps offers additional features to help researchers organize their academic literature, rapidly discover and access articles, discover new research via personalized recommendations, and build manuscripts with the SmartCite citation tool.

Robert McGrath, CEO of ReadCube said: “We look forward to working with HighWire to enhance the reading experience for their publishers and readers. Together, we will continue to improve and streamline the way researchers interact with scholarly literature on a global scale.”

Dan Filby, HighWire added: “Customers in our rapidly maturing market expect their technology partners to develop an ecosystem of products and services that constantly provide value. We are delighted that ReadCube joins our partner network to help us deliver this.”

HighWire publishers with an interest in adding ReadCube Connect to their journal articles are encouraged to contact their HighWire Press representative.

About ReadCube
ReadCube develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected - serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organizations. ​ ​ReadCube's web, desktop, and mobile reference management apps, including ReadCube and Papers brands, dramatically improve the way research find, organize, read, share, and cite research literature. ReadCube’s publisher solutions, adopted by over 70 partners to date, include indexing via Readcube Discover, enhanced PDF viewing and sharing via ReadCube Connect​, and article-level ecommerce via ReadCube Checkout.

Harvard researchers Robert McGrath and Siniša Hrvatin founded ReadCube in 2007, which now has offices in Cambridge, MA and Zagreb, Croatia, and is supported by Digital Science, a technology division operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. To find out more about ReadCube, visit http://www.readcube.com.

About HighWire
HighWire Press Ltd delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. With offices in the US and the UK, HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. Product offerings include digital content development and hosting services; BenchPress, a peer-review manuscript submission system; and Vizors, visual analytics tools for publishing insights.  http://www.highwire.org

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