Category Archives: Scholarly Communication

ReadCube Enhanced PDF Launches Across Wiley Journal Content

    ReadCube is a free desktop and browser-based program for managing, annotating, and accessing academic research articles. It also allows users to enhance eligible PDF  files with both the browser-based and desktop application. Once enhanced, articles have interactive citations, … Continue reading

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Subscribers to Nature Journals Can Now Use ReadCube to Annotate Research Articles

    Subscribers to Nature.com journals can now use ReadCube to highlight and annotate research articles in their web browser. Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Digital Science have announced the integration of ReadCube’s web reader tool with nature.com. The web … Continue reading

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Using RefWorks to Manage Your PDF Collection

RefWorks is a popular easy-to-use citation management application but has limited options for working with PDFs. At the moment it is not possible to directly import PDFs into a folder. However, in the edit view you can upload the PDF … Continue reading

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EndNote Update X7.2 Provides More Features for Collaboration

EndNote has released it’s latest update, X7.2. The major new feature is the ability to use an EndNote online account to share a library with up to 14 collaborators. You’re also given unlimited online storage so you can store and … Continue reading

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Using Zotero for Collaboration

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use application to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. In our experience one of its strengths is the option to create shared libraries, known as Groups, allowing you to collaborate with other … Continue reading

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Using Mendeley for Collaboration

A new generation of citation/reference management applications are making it easier to share references and text with colleagues. This is the first of a series of posts looking at some of the most popular ones. Of all current reference managers … Continue reading

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RefWorks Write-n-Cite and EndNote Updates

EndNote. Summer usually sees the launch of a new version of EndNote, so I suppose we’re awaiting news on EndNote X8.  In the meantime you can download X7.1, an update for X7.               With … Continue reading

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RefWorks Flow: A Free Document Management Tool

Looking for an alternative to Mendeley and Zotero? You’re a RefWorks user but want a tool that’s better suited to collaboration and document management?  You might want to take a look at RefWorks Flow.             … Continue reading

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Elsevier gets Scrutinized for Take-Down Notices

This post was updated on December 21, 2013. When it comes to public relations, the publisher Elsevier seems to be its own worst enemy. They’ve recently issued take-down notices to commercial sites such as academia.edu and to several universities, where … Continue reading

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Open Access and Peer Review

One of the challenges that is often brought up with regards to publishing in open access journals is the perceived low quality of some of these journals and the belief that they are not peer reviewed. Open access (OA) is … Continue reading

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