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Springer content available across ReadCube platform

8.4 million scientific documents available as Enhanced PDFs on ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications

New York | Heidelberg, 22 July 2015

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 exceed 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:

"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.

ReadCube ( develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. Its free 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. ReadCube’s publisher technologies have been adopted by partners such as Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers, Wiley, Annual Reviews, Palgrave, and SciELO. Harvard researchers Robert McGrath and Siniša Hrvatin founded ReadCube in 2007, which now has offices in Cambridge, MA, and Zagreb, Croatia. ReadCube is supported by Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities.

Springer ( 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.  

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