Matthew Davis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests includes proteomics, genomics, and bioinformatics. And he is the inventor of PubChase. WK: What is PubChase? Matthew Davis: PubChase is a web and mobile application designed to save scientific researchers time. Researchers want to know what they need to read in order to stay up to date with the literature, and PubChase uses statistical modeling and data mining to generate article recommendations customized for each user. I have talked with a lot of people over the last few years about how much time […]
Today, almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet. With an instant access to the Internet and applications we can fully exploit the potential of these devices, also by means of using them in the process of searching for scientific sources. Recently I published a list of 6 Open Access apps that can benefit scientists and their work. I reckon, a yet another app merits a post.
Today, in the era of smartphones and tablets, mobile devices can be a great convenience for scholars and researchers seeking information, thanks to hundreds of thousands of different types of applications that are available on both Android and iOS devices. Among these applications, you can find a lot that are aimed specifically at researchers and students. Below you will find a list of some very useful apps for your smartphone or tablet.
Recently, I wrote about an extremely useful iPhone app, which allows users to access the arXiv.org repository on their mobile. However, do not worry if you are an Android device user, as there is another app available for this mobile platform. What is more, in my view this app is much more useful than the one developed for the iPhone.
With more than 875,000 e-papers – mainly in computer science, statistics, physics and mathematics – arXiv.org is a very well known repository where scientists and researchers can find articles and papers published in Green Open Access. ArXiv has traditionally been accessed by academics from their desktops to search or deposit new research directly through the website arxiv.org. But this is not the only way to use the repository now. Today, with almost every reader owning a tablet or a smartphone, users can take advantage of all types of applications, as well as seamless connection to the Internet. Moreover, these devices […]
Mobile apps can be very useful, especially now, when most of scientific research is available via internet. Unfortunately, many of them are hidden behind paywalls and to gain access to them the reader has to pay. Fortunately, there is a range of apps that help readers find and read articles freely available in Open Access model.