Wiley Unveils ReadCube Checkout For Journals

Wiley and ReadCube have today announced the platform-wide integration of ReadCube Checkout technology across all Wiley journals. Following the successful pilot of ReadCube Checkout earlier this year, Wiley now offers rental, cloud and downloadable article access options for the majority of journal articles – offering individual readers the choice to select the level of access that best fits their needs. Designed to enhance the reading experience, articles purchased through ReadCube Checkout can also be viewed as ReadCube Enhanced PDFs. Readers can interact with the article via features that include annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, simultaneous download of supplemental data and figures, and links to subsequent citations and online discussions of the article.

“One of Wiley’s goals is to ensure that our high impact content is accessible in ways that add to the productivity of researchers.” said Todd Toler, Vice President, Digital Product Management, Wiley, “Our partnership with ReadCube helps us transform the flat PDF into an innovative, next generation content experience across our journal portfolio on Wiley Online Library.”

ReadCube Checkout offers journal readers on Wiley Online Library a new choice of individual access formats including 48-hour rentals (starting at $6), permanent cloud-only access (starting at $15), as well as the traditional downloadable PDF (starting at $35). Checkout options are displayed to individual users who visit Wiley Online Library outside of an institutional access package.

“We’re delighted to partner with Wiley, an organization which shares our mission of enabling streamlined access to the best scholarly literature available,” said Robert McGrath, CEO of Labtiva. “The combination of our technology with Wiley’s vast and high-quality content serves our shared mission, accelerates the pace of research, and empowers researchers with new workflows.”