American Society for Microbiology teams up with ReadCube to enhance discoverability of its collection

Technology company ReadCube announced its partnership with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Through this partnership, all of ASM’s basic and clinical microbiology titles have been deep-indexed via ReadCube Discover program and are easily discoverable across ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading platforms, search engines, related article and recommendation feeds.

“Tomorrow’s scientific advancements discoveries depend on today’s researchers finding the literature they need. ReadCube’s approach to discoverability and interactive reading align with our mission to support our authors and readers across the widest range of tools and technologies, says Melissa Junior,  Director of the Journals department at ASM that would be great,”

In addition to enhanced discoverability, ASM articles viewed within the ReadCube ecosystem are brought to life through its unique interactive article reading format. Article enhancements include:

  • Annotation tools
  • Hyperlinked in-line citations
  • Instant access to supplemental materials
  • Clickable author names
  • Related articles
  • High-resolution figure browser, and
  • Article metrics / Altmetrics

“The American Society for Microbiology collection represents almost one-fifth of all published microbiology papers,” says Robert McGrath, CEO, and co-founder of ReadCube. “We are thrilled to have them as a partner and look forward optimizing the discoverability of their content, realizing benefits for both ASM and our researcher community.”


About the American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of more than 32,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM’s mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

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