Readcube Support

  • The initiative also enables more than 200 media outlets and blogs to link to a read-only version of full-text subscription articles
  • For open-access articles, all readers will be able to download, print and save an enhanced PDF, or to view the full-text HTML version
  • For subscription articles, subscribers will be able to download, print and save an enhanced PDF, or to view the full-text HTML version.

We recommend that you check your antivirus/malware software to see if any ReadCube files or folders have been falsely quarantined/'vaulted'. If there are any ReadCube files that are blocked, restoring/whitelisting them and then restarting your computer should fix the problem. 2.) Try a complete re-installation (see below for instructions). The guys there are rockstars, and their stylus support is nothing compared to readcube. Android app not as responsive as the web app (mobile). I like their web app and just subscribed to ReadCube Papers membership.

The tools that enable SharedIt, offering hyperlinked citations, annotation capabilities and advanced article metrics, are provided by ReadCube. Please email [email protected] if you have further questions.


Single articles on are available to purchase or rent on the ReadCube platform. It is not possible to purchase them directly from the webshop or by phoning Springer Nature.

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If you navigate to the article you wish to purchase, you will see the article Abstract and below that Access options with a choice as to whether you wish to rent/buy the article or subscribe (see example screenshot below):

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If you wish to proceed, click on the 'Rent or Buy' option and you will be taken to the ReadCube site where you will be presented with a preview of the article and the available purchase formats. If you click on one of the options, details about it will appear beneath. You can then proceed to the ReadCube Checkout when you are ready.

Readcube Support

Readcube Support

Please note that the ReadCube Checkout page may not appear as a https site but this is because the checkout frame is embedded in a parent page. Please be assured that all purchases with ReadCube use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Further details are available on ReadCube Support.