Do I need a free ReadCube Account to access PDF files on the Wiley Online Library?

Absolutely Not!


The ReadCube Web Reader is available directly on 100+ titles of the Wiley Online Library and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews just by using any of the ‘PDF’ options from an article page, search page, or table of contents page.


You will automatically see ReadCube’s Enhanced PDF in your browser - and be able to do everything you normally can when viewing the article in browser, like downloading and printing. You will never be prompted during this process to create or log in with your free ReadCube account.


Registering for a free ReadCube account allows you to download your articles directly to your ReadCube Desktop or Mobile library using the "Add to Library" button available at the bottom of your screen.  The "Add to Library" button also allows you to save any annotations or highlights you make using the ReadCube Web Reader on your other ReadCube Apps.


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You can also create a ReadCube account, by simply clicking the "ReadCube" logo in the bottom left of the Enhanced PDF.  Your browser will then remember (as long as cookies are enabled) that you have previously signed in to the ReadCube Web Reader and keep you logged in with the same account in the future.



When an article has successfully been downloaded to your ReadCube Library, the "Add to Library" button will change to "In Library." To remove this article from your ReadCube Library, simply select this button again.

ReadCube Web Reader (via Springer Nature, Wiley, SciELO, ASHA)

  1. Introduction to the ReadCube Web Reader
  2. Do I need a free ReadCube Account to access PDF files on the Wiley Online Library?
  3. How can I download a PDF from Wiley using the ReadCube Web Reader?
  4. ReadCube Bootcamp: ReadCube on Wiley Online Library
  5. How can I get to the ReadCube Web Reader on Nature.com?
  6. How can I get to the ReadCube Web Reader on PeerJ.com?
  7. How can I get to the ReadCube Web Reader on Elifesciences.org?
  8. Why is the article blurry?
  9. How can I get to the ReadCube Web Reader on Scielo.org?
  10. What annotation options are available in the ReadCube Web Reader?
  11. How can I view figures in the ReadCube Web Reader?
  12. How can I get to my purchases through the ReadCube Web Reader?
  13. What browser versions support the ReadCube Enhanced PDF Web Reader?
  14. Can I learn more about the authors of a ReadCube Web Reader article?
  15. How can I navigate directly from an inline citation to an article/reference?
  16. How can I share an article with friends and colleagues?
  17. How can I find related articles using the ReadCube Web Reader?
  18. What publishers use the ReadCube Web Reader?
  19. How can I download the PDF version of an article from the Web Reader?
  20. Where can I view an article’s full reference list in the ReadCube Web Reader?
  21. How can I save articles from the Web Reader to my free account's library?
  22. Do I need a ReadCube Pro subscription to save articles from the Web Reader?
  23. How can I view supplementary information in the ReadCube Web Reader?
  24. Why can I not see past the first page in some ReadCube Web Reader articles?
  25. How can I sync and download articles I added from the ReadCube Web Reader to my ReadCube Desktop library?
  26. Why do I always see tooltip popups when I load the Web Reader - how can I turn these off?
  27. How can I disable the Enhanced PDF Web Reader?
  28. I can't open PDFs in the Web Reader with Edge browser
  29. Why does my exported Notes file contain strange characters?

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