The Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the oldest publishers of scientific information in chemistry, has partnered with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to increase the discoverability and enhance their articles within the ReadCube web, desktop and mobile environment.
The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 39 high impact journal titles, has an archive that goes back as far as 1841 and a substantial collection of ebooks. All this content is now fully discoverable via ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, and indexed for inclusion in ReadCube’s search engines and recommendation feeds.
“I’m excited to find new ways that we can offer services to our community,” says Will Russell (Royal Society of Chemistry Manager of New Technologies and Incubations). “By augmenting our high quality content with ReadCube’s innovative technology, we can continue to explore new opportunities to help our community digest and explore scholarly research.
“Ebook chapters benefit from the same discoverability and enhancement as journal articles providing a consistent experience for our audience”.
Any Royal Society of Chemistry articles and ebook chapters viewed within ReadCube’s free web, desktop and mobile apps will feature enhancements like hyperlinked in-line citations, annotation tools, clickable author names, integrated altmetrics, and direct access to supplemental content.
"At ReadCube, we seek to connect outstanding content with our community of readers,” says Robert McGrath, CEO and Co-founder. “Partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry serves that mission, offering scholars and researchers world-wide meaningful research through a thoughtful and additive user experience.”
About the Royal Society of Chemistry
With over 52,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.
A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.
In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are essential. They are vital in our everyday lives and will be vital in helping the world respond to some of its biggest challenges.
We are committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating inclusion and diversity. We understand that the success of our community depends on our ability to nurture the talent of the best people regardless of who they are or their background.
We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.
ReadCube (readcube.com) develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. Its free ReadCube desktop application for PC and Mac helps researchers in any discipline easily organize and manage existing article libraries, and discover new literature through searches and daily-personalized recommendations. ReadCube offers a suite of innovative services to publishers, including Readcube Discover, ReadCube Connect and ReadCube Checkout. Partners such as Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers, Wiley, Palgrave, and SciELO have adopted ReadCube’s publisher technologies. Harvard researchers Robert McGrath and Siniša Hrvatin founded Labtiva in 2007, which now has offices in Cambridge, MA and Zagreb, Croatia, and is supported by Digital Science, a technology division of Macmillan Science and Education.