Open Access Collaborative Program SciELO Partners with ReadCube to Enhance Scholarly Articles


ReadCube’s interactive PDF viewer now available across over 280,000 Articles across SciELO platform

São Paulo, Brazil, May 26th, 2015
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) today announced the integration of ReadCube Connect’s Interactive PDF viewer for over 285 scientific journals and over 280,000 articles of the SciELO Brazil collection. Developed by Labtiva, a Boston-based company, ReadCube Connect combines the familiar, print-like layout of PDFs with interactivity and a wealth of related content often lost when readers download the static PDF.
The core of ReadCube’s Connected Article technology includes annotation tools, bundled supplementary information, hyperlinked in-line citations, and clickable author names that initiate searches to find related articles.
“SciELO strives toward visibility and accessibility of scientific content and impact,” says Abel Packer, director of SciELO. “Our partnership with ReadCube is a natural extension of this mission, offering innovative features to our readers to improve their reading, organization, and interaction with research. We hope to extend this partnership to all SciELO collections in the near future.”
Aside from on the SciELO platform, ReadCube Enhanced Articles are also available offline, through the companion ReadCube desktop (Mac/PC) and mobile tools (Android/iOS). Readers can save Enhanced Articles directly from SciELO platform, with their full complement of enhancements and annotations directly to any of the free ReadCube apps. The free tools also can automatically import, build and curate the researcher’s existing library of scholarly literature and help to discover other relevant articles via integrated search tools and personalized reading recommendations.
“We’re delighted to partner with SciELO, an organization that shares our mission of enabling seamless access”, said Robert McGrath, CEO of Labtiva. “The combination of our technology with SciELO’s vast collection of open access content accelerates the pace of research and empowers researchers around the world.”
[View] ReadCube Connect in action on SciELO. 
About SciELO
SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online – is a Program of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for the cooperative publishing of open access journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature published by nationally edited journals. In addition, the SciELO model comprises quality control and integrated procedures for the measurement of usage and impact of scientific journals.
SciELO was launched in 1998 by FAPESP with the technical cooperation of the Latin America and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO). Since 2002, the Project is also supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Since its launching, the SciELO publishing model was progressively adopted by national research institutions of Ibero-American countries and South Africa comprising the SciELO Network. For more information, go to
About ReadCube

ReadCube develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. The 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 personalized recommendations. ReadCube offers a suite of innovative services to publishers, including Readcube Discover, ReadCube Connect and ReadCube Checkout. ReadCube’s publisher technologies have been adopted by partners such as Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers, Allen Press, DeGruyter, Palgrave, and SciELO. 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. To find out more about ReadCube, visit:


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