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A Plan to Open Up Science Journals

Boston Globe: Science publishing today is much like the pre-iTunes days of music sales, when customers who wanted just one song from an artist had to buy a whole album. University libraries and companies have to buy yearlong subscriptions, called site licenses, to give ­researchers access to a handful of articles. But at several thousand…

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University of Utah, Nature Publishing Group Pilot the “ReadCube” Alternative to Traditional Single Journal Article Purchases

In an effort to eliminate gaps in access to research literature, the software company Labtiva has launched a pilot program that provides libraries and institutions with affordable and instant access to scientific articles in non-subscribed journals. The first participants in the pilot program, called ReadCube Access, are the University of Utah and Nature Publishing Group.…

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ReadCube: An excellent all-in-one tool for organizing, finding, reading and annotating PDF articles

PDF library organization is important if you’re a student or a scholar. Enter new kid on the block ReadCube, a free Adobe AIR app currently in public beta. ReadCube offers a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for organizing, finding and reading articles. It’s a worthy competitor to Zotero and Mendeley. Read the full article here.

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Open Access Science Publisher Frontiers Adopts ReadCube Web Reader for Interactive PDF Reading

Frontiers, open-access publisher of interdisciplinary science journals, today announced the new integration of the ReadCube Web Reader for all of its peer-reviewed online journals. ReadCube is the flagship product of Labtiva, a Boston based company, supported by Digital Science. The integration enhances the reading experience for Frontiers journal articles, by combining the print-quality reading experience…

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ReadCube Brings Enhanced Reading Experience to

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…

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Digital Science announces investment in Boston based start-up Labtiva

Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., today announced an investment in Boston based start-up Labtiva. The company was founded by two Harvard alumni, Robert McGrath and Sinisa Hrvatin, to help researchers manage their information collections more efficiently, starting with content. Today also marks the public launch of Labtiva’s flagship product ‘ReadCube’ (, a…