The ‘anywhere’ article
Steve Dudley | BOU
Our journal publishers, Wiley, have launched the Anywhere Article, which is an enhanced version of the existing HTML article. It's a sort of hybrid between the article PDF and HTML formats that allows readers to view an article anywhere, on any device, in the same format, which sizes to whatever screen size you are viewing on - desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone - neat.
It includes a host of new useful features designed to make the Anywhere Article reading experience a better, more productive experience for readers:
- Readability - superfluous information and clutter has been removed so that readers can focus on the article.
- Functionality - the new layout and sidebar trays allows readers easy access to important information, such as references, at any point in the reading experience, without losing their place on the page. A menu on the right-hand side of the screen also that lets you skip between sections and if you click on a reference the full details pop-up in a panel, along with links to the online abstract.
- Figure browser - as well as viewing a figure in context, readers can browse through all other figures in the article at the same time, and quickly navigate to each figure’s context in the article and allows you to zoom in, download as a Powerpoint slide, and scroll between figures.
- Mobility - the responsive HTML article will adapt to any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile - to give the optimal reading experience.
To view an IBIS article in this format on Wiley Online Library, click on 'Enhanced Article (HTML)' underneath the article title on the contents page of the issue. View the article above in full enhanced format here.
This is the first release of the Anywhere Article and Wiley say there will be improved functionality and more features to be rolled out in the future, e.g. article level metrics, citation tools, embedded videos and related content recommendations.
Wiley say they welcome feedback and ideas for the future development of the Anywhere Article.
More information on the Wiley site here.
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Steve Dudley, the BOU's Senior Administrator of 17 years, is responsible for social media and communications.
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