Timo Hannay, former director of Nature.com, and current director of Digital Science, answers questions about the new “free to view” program allowing subscribers to share full text read-only scientific articles through tracked links.
Subscribers to 49 journals on nature.com can now share full-text articles of interest with colleagues who do not have a subscription via a shareable web link. ReadCube, a software platform similar to Apple’s iTunes, will be used to host and display read-only versions of their articles. This new initiative will be available to scientists and students at more than 6,000 universities and organizations worldwide, and serve more than 10 million monthly visitors to the site. 100 media outlets and blogs across the globe that report on the findings of articles published on nature.com will also be able to provide their readers with a link to a full text, read-only view of the original scientific paper. This sharing is intended for personal, non-commercial use. (Press Release)