Reference Management for Researchers, by Researchers

Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. Our award-winning reference manager will dramatically improve the way you discover, organize, read, annotate, share, and cite.

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"I wish I would have known about ReadCube Papers in college. This is amazing. I'm in love."

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"Papers is an excellent app for organizing my personal library, citations, references, and write notes."

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"ReadCube Papers is the best! It's on all of my devices. I love it!"

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"Great app, love it for organizing research papers and other publications."

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"Simple, intuitive, works online (web browser) and offline (desktop app). Smart lists are also really useful."

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"Papers is extremely helpful and makes everything organized well. I really appreciate what you have contributed to the research community."

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"I very much liked the previous versions of Papers, but I like Readcube Papers even more." 

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"I continue to be impressed by the steady of new features added each month."

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"Having tried other apps, Papers is just plain smarter. It automates so many of the tedious steps I used to have to do manually."

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"You had me at auto-linked supplements." 

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"It is a very helpful tool, I like it very much - even more than Papers3! Thank you for that!"

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"Papers is intuitive with so many useful built-in features. Thank you very much for this wonderful app."

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"Fantastic repository management, ease of use and automatic data uploading. Such a useful piece of software!"

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"I am happy to have continued using Papers and have always been positive + have recommended it to colleagues."

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"The Papers browser extension plugin is my favorite part of the app." 

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Search & Save

Search across your favorite scholarly search engines (in app and via our handy browser extensions) and enjoy 1-click downloads to quickly add references & full-text PDFs to your library.

Check out our personalized recommendation engine and related article feeds to ensure you never miss an important paper again.

Read & Annotate

Papers helps you focus on the task at hand with our full-screen Enhanced PDF reader. Highlight, underline, strike through, make inline notes, draw and add sticky notes. Switch between different documents with tabs, view supplemental files or jump to referenced articles - conveniently linked inline.

See our enhanced reader in action

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Cite Faster with SmartCite

Our users LOVE SmartCite because it's fast, reliable, and most important - easy to use! Simply add the SmartCite Add-in to Word (2016+) or Google Docs and you'll have access to your entire library right from your document.

  • Search for references within your personal or shared collections or use our built-in search engine.
  • APA, MLA, Chicago, IEEE, Nature... choose from over 9000 citation styles built into SmartCite. Need something specific? Customize your own style!
  • SmartCite was made for collaboration so simply email your document to another Papers users and they'll be able to pick up right where you left off!
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It's Time to Get Organized

Say goodbye to desktop clutter and those folders of uncategorized PDFs.

Papers automatically identifies and matches imported articles with not only the complete metadata, but also available supplemental data, citations and full-text (if available).

What's more? Use tags, labels, ratings, smart collections, file management and watch folders to keep you organized down the road.

Share & Collaborate

Papers users can create private shared collections to collaborate with up to 30 other Papers users at a given time. Simply add your collaborator by email and they will be added to your shared folder. Perfect for remote teams, lab collaborations, journal club, or tackling that upcoming manuscript.

Looking for a custom solution for larger teams? Learn more about our Academic and Enterprise plans

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Sync Across Devices

Securely sync your entire library including notes, lists, annotations, and even highlights across all of your devices including your desktop (Mac/PC), mobile devices (iOS/Android) or even through the Web.

Plus enjoy unlimited cloud storage space for your growing personal Papers library.


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