Updated (and hopefully easier-to-understand) Terms of Use


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We wanted to let you know that we’ve made a few changes to the Mendeley Terms of Use. A researcher’s life involves enough complicated papers, so we thought it’d be nice to make these ToU a bit shorter and easier to read.

We had lots of user feedback saying that our old Terms of Use weren’t clear enough about what was “acceptable use” – particularly when it comes to posting your own papers on the site – so we tried to explain it more clearly and provide helpful pointers. Nothing has actually changed about the way you use Mendeley. As before, you are allowed to post your academic papers on when you have the right to do so as per your publisher agreement. There are now a few additional notices around that point you towards useful resources (like the copyright policy page of the relevant journal or the SHERPA/RoMEO database) where you can check whether that’s the case.  Sometimes it might be best to check the terms and conditions of your particular author-publisher agreement or subscription access agreement as these can also vary.

Your feedback, as usual, is much appreciated!

The New Mendeley for iPad and iPhone

We’re very proud to announce the release of the all new Mendeley for iOS. We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it fast, fluid and easier to use than ever before. It’s available today for FREE on the app store.

It’s been a long time coming.  We’ve listened to your feedback, and have taken our time to ensure that we’ve crafted a great product, that makes your research workflow quicker and much more efficient.

Features
  • Redesigned from the ground up to deliver the best possible mobile experience
  • Highlight important text and record your thoughts with sticky notes
  • Sync highlights and notes to Mendeley Desktop on Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • Sync wirelessly without interrupting your workflow
  • Easily tap-to-download full-text files
  • Fullscreen reading in any orientation
  • Explore papers related to the one you’re reading
  • Supports nested folders in your library and groups
  • Easily tag documents or add them to folders

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Don’t Miss the Technology and Research Mendeley Masterclass at Social Media Week!

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This Thursday the 26th September, Mendeley’s Co-founder Jan Reichelt will get together with 8 other innovators from the Open Knowledge Foundation, Zooniverse, Elsevier, Indiegogo, Team Cooper, The Lancet, JoVE and the Mobile Collective to discuss the many ways that technology can change, facilitate and improve things for researchers everywhere.

From “The Article of the Future” and the power of crowdfunding to enable research, to videos that enhance reproducibility and games that harness the power of crowds to solve some of the world’s most difficult scientific challenges, there’s certainly going to be a lot of food for thought…

We’re going to be right at the heart of all the activity in Social Media HQ which will also host events by the likes of Facebook, Nokia, Pinterest, Twitter and Google to name but a few. Spaces at the venue are extremely limited and you have to hold a VIP Pass to attend, but you can watch the event for free and live from wherever you are by following the live streaming link.

If you have any questions, comments or thoughts you’d like to put to the panel, do get in touch! You can leave a comment here, email me on alice.bonasio@mendeley.com  or Tweet using the hashtag #smwSciTech

Importing ScienceDirect PDFs into Mendeley

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We have recently improved ScienceDirect support with our web importer. This integration means that once a user has been authenticated on www.sciencedirect.com, the Mendeley Importer will recognize that they have the right to access full-text PDFs and enable them to download these directly to their Mendeley Library with just one click.

We understand that importing PDFs and references from the web is an important part of many researchers’ workflow. That’s why we’re aiming to support a wide range of journal websites, search engines, and will carry on bringing out many exciting new features like this one. Watch this space!

 

 

 

How is Technology Changing Research? Let’s Find Out!

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Social Media Week London will soon be upon us and Mendeley is really excited to be hosting a Masterclass in the heart of Covent Garden. This year’s SMW theme is “Open and Connected” and  that’s literally what Mendeley is all about. So we thought we’d bring together a few like-minded people to talk about how social media and technology are changing the way we research and what this means not only for the academic community, but for everybody.

Research is not about a “walled garden” any more. It’s global, open and collaborative (the fact that Mendeley just reached 2.5 million users proves that) If you’re a student, have a professional interest in science or academia, are one of the millions of people who have contributed in some way to a citizen science project or thought about supporting research through crowdfunding, then you’re part of this story. And if you aren’t yet, then chances are that you soon will be. People want to participate in science, creating communities around interesting projects and helping to advance the pace of discovery in the process, and now they can even do this by playing Facebook games.

The dynamic format of the event will have 9 high-profile international speakers presenting their ideas in 5-minute PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a 45-minute open discussion between the panellists and the audience (both in the venue and online) mediated by Nicolai Humphreys, Web Editor of the Lancet. We have a very impressive cross-section line-up, and they’ll explore, from a variety of angles, how technology and social media are enabling scientific research and making science more open for everyone. We will look at how games can leverage the brainpower of millions of citizen scientists, how crowdfunding initiatives have helped raise funds for finding new cures for cancer, and how global collaborative platforms are helping to bring together researchers to help solve some of the biggest problems facing us today.

The space in the venue is limited to only few guests and VIP pass holders, but we’ll be streaming everything live, so wherever you are in the world you can watch the sessions and send in your comments.

So if you have a question (whether it’s for on of the panelists or a general issue about technology and research you’d like to explore) get in touch via Twitter using the hashtag #smwSciTech or send an email to alice.bonasio@mendeley.com and we’ll try our best to include it!

See you there!

Event Details

Social Science Masterclass: How Technology is Changing Research

Thursday 26th September 2013

11:00am to 1:00pm

Covent Garden, London

Speakers:

Jan Reichelt, President and Co-Founder at Mendeley, dubbed the “Facebook for Scientists” – a collaboration platform with 2.5 million users worldwide that also offers researchers workflow and content management tools to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. In April 2013 Mendeley was acquired by Elsevier, one of the world’s largest scientific publishers

Nicolai Humphreys Web Editor, The Lancet, one the world’s best known, oldest and most respected medical journals, founded in 1823 and published by Elsevier since 1991

Rachel Greene – Director of Marketing at JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) the first peer-reviewed and internationally recognised Scientific Journal that uses video content

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg Senior Vice President Journal and Content Technology at Elsevier . He heads the Article of the Future project, which is an initiative that looks at how the traditional paper/pdf based article will evolve to accommodate the wealth of multimedia content that researchers will increasingly rely upon to build scholarly conversation

Margaret Gold Director and Co-Founder of the Mobile Collective,which includes projects such as Citizen Cyberlab, looking to build tools and platforms for citizen science as well as collaborative environments and software tools that stimulate creative learning.

Emma Cooper, Business Development Director at Team Cooper, the developers of Facebook game Fraxinus which harnesses the power of citizen science to find a cure for ash dieback disease

Liz Wald, Head of International at Indiegogo, the largest crowdfunding platform on the web which has successfully enabled scientific research via projects such as uBiome and iCancer which raised funds as well as awareness through their highly successful campaigns.

Rayna Stamboliyska, Board Member of the Open Knowledge Foundation France, working at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris which focuses on open digital tools for science and has prototyped a platform for citizen science projects in synthetic biology.

Robert Simpson, Researcher and Developer at Zooniverse  (a platform that connects citizen scientists with projects they can contribute to)

 

Mendeley Has 2.5 Million Users!

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We’ve done it! Mendeley now has 2.5 million users all over the world. This is a huge milestone for us, and of course we only got there because of our amazing community of researchers, so a really heartfelt THANKS goes to all of you.

We hope that over the years since Mendeley started and as we grew into a global research community, we helped to make your lives and work a little easier by giving you the right tools to organise your papers, collaborate with other academics and discover content.

To celebrate we might just have a barbecue on our rooftop terrace if the London weather permits, but if you have any suggestions of how else we could mark the occasion please send them along!