Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 17

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für Chemie

How to read Wiley journals on your iPhone or iPad

Wiley Online Library is fully compatible with Apple's mobile devices. You can do almost everything you can do on your desktop or laptop computer while away from them: search, browse, read HTML or PDF full text, subscribe to content alerts, share with colleages etc.

To work with Wiley's journals in a way that is more adapted to the iPhone, there is an easy way. You need an app that works as an RSS feed reader. RSS feeds contain information about recently published articles: authors, titles, (graphical) abstracts, and article links. There are many suitable apps in the App Store, for example: xFeed, Feeds, NetNewsWire and Pulse. Others, such as Byline, Feedler or Flipboard for iPad integrate with Google's Reader service and let you manage your feeds there. We don't endorse any app in particular, these are just examples.


All in one: News, hobby, and science feeds in an RSS reader app.

Some journals, such as Angewandte Chemie, are available through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and you can follow them with suitable apps on your iPhone or iPad. Popular reference managers, such as Papers or Mendeley, also work with Wiley journals, but don't currently support RSS feeds.

The benefits of an RSS feed reader are manifold. You only need one app to manage all your reading of the scientific literature and your favorite news, sports, or hobby channels. Most RSS readers offer a great variety of features such as bookmarking, sharing by e-mail or social networks, saving for offline reading etc. But most of all, the choice is yours.

How does it work? Like most publishers, Wiley offers free RSS feeds through its digital platform, Wiley Online Library. All you need to do is let your app know where to find the feed. Some of them only need the journal's homepage address and will find the RSS feed automatically, others aren't quite so smart. For those,...

1) In Safari, navigate to your favorite journal homepage.

2) Identify the RSS feed link (hint: it's in the top left corner).

3) Tap on the link and hold to bring up the menu. Select "copy".

4) Switch to your RSS app

5) Add a new feed (depends on app) and paste the URL into the pertinent field.

Congratulations, you have just set up your iPhone or iPad to receive EarlyView alerts from your favorite journal! To access full text while you are away from your institution's network, please register with Wiley Online Library free of charge and activate roaming access.

Here are some screenshots from Pulse, a sample app (left: iPad, right: iPhone):

Swipe the bottom row left or right for more articles. Tap on an item for more details.Get rid of the bottom menu by tapping on the feed title, swipe left or right for the preceeding or next article, click the title to read an article

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