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  1. bring back the ability to switch between PubMed and Google Scholar in the same search

    This went away in the latest update. It was quite useful, because if searching for full article title, it often varies whether PubMed or Google Scholar will find the correct article as the top hit.

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  2. Match with citations on Google Scholar

    Match with Google Scholar citations via readcube would be very useful. These currently do not get matched.

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  3. include a list of papers i have flagged for reading

    Usually when reading a paper i come across papers that I want to look more into later, but i do not want to shift my focus from the paper at hand by finding and downloading the paper to the library. It could be cool if I from the reference list at the right side, could flag a reference for future follow up. The reference should then be added to a specific list on the left side (not downloaded yet). The entries on the list could include information on from what context I found the paper in the first place -…

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  4. delete multiple lists

    It would be useful to be able to multi-select and delete lists; would be even better if I could do it using ctrl(or cmd)+delete!

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  5. do backward and forward citation maps of articles in your library

    The ability to use the enhanced pdfs within your library to generate backward and forward citation map of that article in order to aid literature reviews

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  6. Let me view a PDF without adding it to the library

    I often want to read the PDF of a paper before deciding whether or not to download it. I would love an option to view (ie. cache) the PDF without downloading it. Then if I decide I want to keep it, I can click a button to add it to my library.

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  7. Insert small arrow that links to a comment, to make notes to specific parts of a figure

    Sometimes (quite often) I need to make notes to a specific part of a figure, e.g. to compare two bars of the dataset, to clarify something.

    If you could insert a small arrow, or figure of some sort, that is linked to your comment, it would be very helpful. Ideally, both small arrows and longer 'connecting' arrows/lines, since I also often draw lines between (or brackets around) the parts of a figure I am comparing in the note, as shown in attachment.

    Thanks,
    W

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  8. export comments in .doc

    enable the export of the comments in word. For example if you review an article and annotate the text then it would be nice to merge directly all the comments into .doc file to upload for the editor and authors.

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  9. Rename the articles in a predefined form which is decided by user

    While downloading give an option to rename the file. Many literature database offer this feature. There are some standard formats: Different combinations of <Title><Journal><Author><Year><issue> etc. can be used to rename an article.

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  10. directly open an article instead of performing a search when clicking a reference if the target article is already in your library

    Readcube always performs a search for an article when you click on a reference on the list on the right of the window. This search is also performed even if the article is already in your personal library and stored on your computer. You notice that when you try to download the article because readcube shows you an "view article" button rather than a download button.
    However it would be much smother if you could directly access the desired article just by clicking the reference link without performing the search first if the article is already in your library.

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  11. show your own manuscripts in Readcube

    If you are working on a manuscript with colleagues or on your own (and all add their citations/references with Readcube), wouldn't it be great if you can read that manuscript in Readcube with all the advantages attached (easily checking references etc)?

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  12. integrate the MeSH function from NCBI in PubMed searches ("Restrict to MeSH Major Topic")

    I use this to start ALL of my lit. reviews and can't do it in ReadCube but would love to.

    The NCBI MeSH function integrates into PubMed searches but allows you to focus your search. Very powerful tool for a lit. review.
    Example, when you search "E. coli" in PubMed, you get 322,270 results that aren't focused on E. coli. When you "restrict to MeSH major topic" for an "E. coli" search in PubMed, you get 117,104 papers where the focus of the paper is actually E. coli, not just involves E. coli.

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  13. support 360link endpoints instead of just SFX

    Could readcube support 360link as well as SFX?

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  14. 16 votes
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  15. 13 votes
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  16. maximize to a new desktop with the Mac desktop client

    At present, the Mac desktop client only lets one maximize to the extent of the current desktop. It would be great if ReadCube could maximize to a new desktop just like many other applications.

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  17. customize the location of folder "data" that store the database

    customize the location of folder "data" that store the database

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  18. Support math in comments in web version using mathjax

    Now this is a neat hack for math support in readcube's web version - there's a thing called MathJax (http://www.mathjax.org/) that essentially can turn any plain-text written equation on any webpage into a LaTeX-style pro looking font typesetted math - just write your LaTeX or MathML code in ordinary text in tags like this $e^{i\pi}+1=0$ and upon site rendering it will be turned into HQ math typography. And oh my gawd it is soo useful if you're a physics/engineering/math type of a person. I mean, any webpage, webapp can now easily do math with this using simple javascript.…

    15 votes
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  19. Allow more than one affiliation proxy to be entered and remembered

    If you have two affiliations you might want to search in both databases...

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  20. Search by year

    It would be nice if I could filter my research by year for example. I'd like to select only the most updated or the oldest pubblications without going crazy by picking them up from the pile.

    This would be sooooo helpful!

    Thank you :)

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