Readers of ACS Journals will benefit from features which include ACS Mobile:
Up-to-the minute access to ACS ASAP ArticlesSM published online, personalized from across the entire portfolio of 38 peer-reviewed ACS Journals. (http://pubs.acs.org). Tailored “on the fly” filtering options for viewing content from selected ACS titles.
Dynamic delivery of an indexed list of more than 35,000 research articles published annually and easy pathways for free reader access to the graphical and text abstracts of those articles.
Interface to full-text article access and display (via wireless or Virtual Private Networks) for authorized users at institutions that license ACS Journals content. Alternative of ACS ID and password-based access for individuals who elect to subscribe to the web editions of ACS journals as part of their suite of ACS member benefits.
Quick Search across the more than 850,000+ scientific research articles and book chapters archived on the ACS Web Editions Platform – discoverable by author, keyword, title, abstract, DOI or bibliographic citation.
“This iPhone application is a logical extension of our award-winning ACS Web Editions Platform, as there are significant differences in user behaviour between performing scholarly information discovery in a laptop/desktop setting, versus consuming information on a mobile device while on the go,” said Jonathan Morgan, Assistant Director, Web Strategy & Innovation. “We don’t anticipate that researchers will engage in hours-long sessions on ACS Mobile; rather, we want to help them use 5-10 minute opportune windows of time to stay abreast of new discoveries that ACS pushes live to the Web. ACS Mobile was built with traditional reader habits in mind - such as browsing - and the goal also of reinforcing the value of serendipity in information discovery. ACS Mobile can make a scientist’s daily commute, business travel, or time away from the desk or laboratory a more rewarding and productive experience. Our team at ACS Publications is already working on next stage development efforts that will extend the availability of this initial iPhone application to the recently announced Apple iPad, as well as to additional mobile operating systems and devices.”
A video demonstration of the features and functionality of ACS Mobile can be accessed here
. The application is now available for individual purchase and download via the Apple iTunes Store for the introductory price of USD2.99.