Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications.
More than eight million scientific documents on SpringerLink have been indexed by ReadCube’s Discover service. Designed to make it easier for researchers to find scholarly content, ReadCube Discover puts Springer’s content at researchers’ fingertips via its enhanced reading environments, as well as providing search engines and personalized recommendation feeds.
“Our customers demand the best resources available to fuel their cycle of discovery,” said Jan-Erik de Boer, Chief Information Officer of Springer Nature. “Working with innovators like ReadCube serves our commitment to exceeding their expectations. Our partnership will support the researcher in his or her work, from searching for impactful new content to extracting meaning from it and beyond.”
All Springer journal articles, book chapters and proceedings viewed within the ReadCube environment now feature enhancements such as hyperlinked inline citations, annotation tools, clickable author names, integrated altmetrics and direct access to supplemental content. To view an example of an interactive article, visit: http://rdcu.be/c0Mt
“Springer is one of the world’s premier scholarly publishers,” said Robert McGrath, CEO and co-founder of ReadCube. “We’re proud to have them as a partner, and excited to bring such a wealth of content into the ReadCube platform.”
ReadCube Enhanced PDF technology currently supports over two million readers each month. The ReadCube service has been adopted by over 45 publishers to date.
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,400 English-language journals and more than 9,000 new books in 2014, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2014, Springer Science+Business Media generated sales of approximately EUR 959 million. The group employs some 8,500 individuals across the globe.