Springer completes agreement with ReadCube

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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 personalised recommendation feeds.

'Our customers demand the best resources available to fuel their cycle of discovery,' said Jan-Erik de Boer, chief information officer at 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.

'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.'