We’re delighted to announce that Frontiers, an Open Access publisher of scientific literature, has partnered with Labtiva to integrate the ReadCube web reader for all of their peer-reviewed online content. This will allow users to access Frontiers content online in an editable, interactive form that can sync to their ReadCube desktop application.

This builds on Labtiva’s flagship product ReadCube – a free, cross-platform desktop application that provides researchers with a better means of organising, accessing, and discovering literature in their field.

Frontiers readers will now have access to additional functionality in the browser through the web reader including annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, and clickable author names that initiate searches to quickly find related articles. In an effort to best serve the Frontiers community, Labtiva have customized the web reader so that hyperlinked author names also link to the author’s profile page in the Frontiers Research Network. You can see an example of what this looks like here: http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.3389/fonc.2012.00190

From yesterday’s announcement:

“Our goal is to catapult scholarly publishing into the digital era,” says Kamila Markram, CEO of Frontiers and a researcher at EPFL. “The ReadCube Web Reader will help us to achieve our mission by providing quick and simple features for our growing community of researchers to organize, collaboratively annotate and share scientific papers online”.

“In the digital age, scientists should not have to waste time chasing information through complicated and confusing systems,” says Robert McGrath, Labtiva’s co-founder and CEO. “ReadCube’s purpose is to simplify many common time-consuming steps and thus free up time and energy that can be better spent engaging with literature and generating new data.”

The ReadCube web reader is also available on a number of Nature journals, which you can read more about here. For the full Frontiers announcement, visit Labtiva’s press page