Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Michael Faraday and Charles Darwin, all published their research in journals of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence since 1660. Taylor and Francis is one of the largest publishers of scholarly articles with 1800 journals in publication. Today, we are announcing a collaboration with the Royal Society and Taylor & Francis to bring the most innovative reading experience to researchers using the latest HTML5 technology. The full press release is copied below and can be found in our press release section

colwiz launches the first HTML5 Interactive PDF Reader in collaboration with Royal Society Publishing and Taylor & Francis

Partnership with leading academic publishers brings interactive reading experience to researchers.

OXFORD, December 4, 2013 — colwiz has announced today the launch of the first HTML5 Interactive PDF Reader. Working with internationally leading academic publishers Royal Society Publishing and Taylor & Francis – this new technology provides researchers the ability to highlight and annotate research articles of interest as they read them for the first time on the publisher’s website.

Reading a research article is inherently interactive – researchers mark sections of text, highlight important findings, write critical comments, or put notes for themselves.  HTML5 technology has opened the way to a new generation of possibilities in which a researcher can interact with an article and this is what colwiz Interactive PDF Reader provides.

The colwiz HTML5 Interactive Reader completes the end-to-end research process: researchers can read Full Text PDF directly on publisher’s websites, take notes and annotations, save in the colwiz cloud, immediately access their articles and annotations on colwiz Web, Desktop, iOS and Android Apps, collaborate and discuss these articles with colleagues, and subsequently cite them in MS Word, Open Office and LaTeX using colwiz.

“By providing HTML5 Interactive PDF Reader integrated with colwiz reference management, collaboration and research productivity software, publishers will save precious time for researchers at each step: from initial idea, through collaboration, to publication of results.” said Prof David Gavaghan, Chief Scientist at colwiz.

Stuart Taylor, Commercial Director at the Royal Society, said “as we approach the 350th anniversary of the world’s first science journal, Royal Society Publishing continues the spirit of innovation in the field of scholarly communication. colwiz is an impressive system for building collaborative networks of researchers through their published work and we are delighted to explore how it can benefit our authors and readers”.

Gillian Howcroft, E-Products Director at Taylor & Francis Group, states “Taylor & Francis is delighted to be collaborating with colwiz.  The HTML5 implementation of colwiz was an important attraction for Taylor & Francis and its readers who are embracing this technology”.

colwiz’ Chairman Sir Michael Brady FRS said “colwiz is thrilled to be launching its innovative HTML5 PDF Reader in association with forward-looking publishers of academic journals.  In combination with our existing platforms, these position colwiz as the world’s leading independent provider of innovative publishing solutions.”

To see colwiz HTML5 Interactive PDF Reader functionality, click on “View Interactive PDF” on this article on Taylor & Francis Online:


About colwiz:

colwiz, (collective wizdom), was founded by leading researchers from the University of Oxford with a vision to accelerate the pace of innovation and increase overall research output. colwiz provides reference management, collaboration and research productivity software for academia, industry, and publishers. Utilizing web, desktop, and mobile applications to manage the entire research process, colwiz is used by researchers, groups, departments and organizations to facilitate individual and collaborative research.

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About Royal Society Publishing:

Royal Society Publishing is the publishing division of the Royal Society. The world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, the Royal Society has been at the forefront of enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660. It has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

Royal Society Publishing publishes nine journals across the biological, physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. The collection includes well-renowned titles such as Philosophical Transactions, the very first scientific journal (1665), as well as more recent interdisciplinary titles such as the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

About Taylor & Francis Group:
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.