Collaborate, share, discover!

Papers Online is a free online service for Papers users

Simply create a Papers Online account from within your Papers application to activate it.

Once active, you can access it from any browser or any device, with or without Papers.

Share with your team

Papers Online offers a convenient reading list and shared collections of references. You can create a collection to share the latest publications with the lab, another to organize the journal club, and another to collaborate on that next manuscript.

Papers Online is a service for users of Papers 3 for Mac, Papers for iOS, and Papers 3 for Windows. You can create an account from within Papers.

  • Create and manage shared collections
  • Control how collections are shared
  • Access via Papers 3, or your browser

Access collections online

Papers Online allows you to access collections and publications from a browser.

Shared collections

Manage your references, collaboratively

Create a collection to share the latest publications with your lab, another to organize your journal club, and another to gather the references for that next manuscript.

Shared collection URLs

Collections can be shared by emailing the shared collection URL. Whether you keep the URL secret or share it is up to you. Inviting a colleague is as easy as sending an email. Inviting everyone is as easy as posting a tweet.

Your library is always private

Papers online collections appear like the regular collections. Publications only appear in your personal library if you copy them from Papers Online. Local and shared publications are kept separate: edits to any copies in your library are private.

Available in Papers3 and on the web

Papers Online is a web application, so you can sign in and view your publications. This also allows people to view a limited preview of collections when accessing a shared URL.

Reading list

Stay connected to your research

Copy the references you are currently reading into your reading list, then access them wherever you are using your web browser.

Save for later

Add publications to your Reading List as you browse using Papers' browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox and Safari). When you come back to Papers3, they'll be waiting.

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Looking for a PC, Android or Browser-based app? Try our sister app ReadCube