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 kind of interactive reading experience.

“Integrating tools like ReadCube is part of our continued efforts to make an integral and efficient part of researchers’ workflow,” said Dan Pollock, Associate Director,

The ReadCube Web Reader is a partner product to Labtiva’s flagship ReadCube desktop application. With the integration, researchers may now download article PDFs that they annotate on straight into their ReadCube libraries.

Launched just three weeks ago, ReadCube desktop is already being used by thousands of researchers at more than 300 institutions around the globe.

To see the ReadCube Web Reader in action, please visit:

The ReadCube Web Reader on

The ReadCube Web Reader is a browser-based article reader that enriches the PDF with functionality, including clickable in-line references and direct links to related articles. It is accessed by clicking on ‘PDF options’ in the navigation of 18 journals on The ReadCube Web Reader enables users to highlight and annotate article content, and sync their edits to the ReadCube desktop application. The ReadCube Web Reader also includes an integrated view of the supplementary information and associated News & Views.

To benefit from the new features, readers must have a personal subscription or site license to access subscription content on Open access content in Nature Communications and Scientific Reports, and free content where available, is freely available to all both on and in the ReadCube Web Reader.

The ReadCube Web Reader is currently available on Scientific Reports, Nature and 18 Nature research journals: Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Nature Genetics, Nature Geoscience, Nature Immunology, Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Nature Protocols, and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. ReadCube integration will be added to additional journals on over time.

“We are thrilled that publishers are so interested in implementing the ReadCube Web Reader. The ReadCube Web Reader satisfies publishers’ desire to better serve scientists by enhancing the reading experience of scientific articles. Feedback from our users shows that our efforts to design products to meet the unique needs of scientists are paying off,” said Sinisa Hrvatin, co-founder of Labtiva, and graduate student in Biological Sciences at Harvard. “Researchers love ReadCube.”

ReadCube desktop


ReadCube, Labtiva’s flagship product, is a free, cross-platform software application that enables researchers to create and manage their personal content library, and discover new literature in their fields through an intelligent, personalized recommendation system.

Launched on October 11, 2011, ReadCube desktop has already been downloaded by thousands of researchers around the globe.

“In our user surveys, researchers have been enthusiastic about ReadCube. Everybody seems to be thrilled about the recommendation feature. Microsoft Windows users are excited to finally have an intuitive, easy to use management tool for scientific literature. Macintosh users praise how ReadCube recognizes articles, automatically retrieves the metadata from online resources, and generates references and related articles.” says Robert McGrath, co-founder of Labtiva.

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About Labtiva

Labtiva is a Cambridge, MA based software company that operates ReadCube, an application that helps researchers manage and discover relevant literature in their fields. Founded in 2007 by Robert McGrath and Sinisa Hrvatin, Labtiva has offices in Kendall Square and in Zagreb, Croatia. For more information about Labtiva, visit

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., launched in December 2010 to provide technology solutions for researchers. From intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software applications for the laboratory and decision-support systems for managers, Digital Science combines world-class technology with a resolute focus on scientists and those who support the research process. For more information, visit

About Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, provides over 6 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including news and comment from Nature, NatureJobs plus access to Nature Network and Nature Education’s

Scientific American is at the heart of NPG’s consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media. Together with and 14 local language editions around the world it reaches over 5 million consumers and scientists. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany.

Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Heidelberg, Basingstoke, Melbourne, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul and Washington DC. For more information, please go to