Wiley launches Anywhere Article


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 19 February 2014
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Wiley is proud to announce the launch of our new Enhanced HTML Article across Wiley Online Library today!

What is Anywhere Article?

For years, readers have relied on PDFs as the primary means of reading journal research articles, despite the fact that HTML offers so much more interaction and discoverability

Why? One contributor to the social network Quora explained:

'There is one primary reason that I prefer PDF versions of scientific documents. PDFs have less clutter... What can publishers do?'

It turned out to be simple.

We acted.

What are the features of an Anywhere Article?

We focused on making the Anywhere Article reading experience a better, more productive experience for readers in the following ways:

Readability - superfluous information and clutter has been removed so that readers can focus on the article.
Functionality - the new layout and sidebar trays allows readers easy access to important information, such as references, at any point in the reading experience, without losing their place on the page.
Figure browser - as well as viewing a figure in context, readers can browse through all other figures in the article at the same time, and quickly navigate to each figure's context in the article
Mobility - the responsive HTML article will adapt to any device - desktop, tablet, or mobile - to give the optimal reading experience

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See the Anywhere Article in action here.

When Can I Start Using Anywhere Article?

Look out for the new links you'll see at the bottom of each article, which read 'Enhanced Article (HTML)'.

Wherever you see this link:

You can bring up the new 'Anywhere Article' version of that content, allowing you to view it easily on the device of your choice, at your convenience.

“The communities we serve are as diverse as the research we publish and the Anywhere Article reflects that, because research is no longer restricted to the laboratory or the university library; portability must be an essential component of the user experience,” said Phillip Carpenter, Vice President & Managing Director, Research Communications, Wiley.

Until now, options for downloading and viewing journal research have often been restricted to flat HTML or PDF formats. Based on extensive user testing and feedback to ensure the Anywhere Article reflects user needs, Wiley’s new enhanced HTML offers a highly interactive and portable alternative.

Using the latest HTML5 technology, the Anywhere Article flows intelligently into different screen sizes, from desktops and tablets to mobile phones, automatically resizing the content and accompanying functionality to give the optimal viewing experience on any device.

A streamlined layout and design removes superfluous information to enable the reader to scan the clean page for the most important data, before delving further into the research when needed.

The interactive sidebar offers easy access to citations without leaving the context of each reference. Similarly, the figure viewer allows readers to browse an article’s full set of figures and quickly navigate directly to each figure’s corresponding content in the paper.

The enhanced HTML article will be enabled in participating journals across Wiley Online Library which, comprising of over 1,500 journals, is the world’s broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources.

Additional features and functionalities will continue to be added over the coming months as the HTML article evolves from its traditional online form into a reading experience that takes advantage of emerging technologies.

“Our research shows that 65% of users prefer to download a PDF, rather than use standard HTML articles”, said Todd Toler, Vice President, Digital Product Management. “Following conversations with our communities which identified the need for the Anywhere Article, we believe our enhanced HTML can offer both the portability and readability of the PDF, while opening up new ways to improve the user experience.”

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