December 15, 2017

Mobile-Optimized Journals Now on Nature.com

From a News Release:

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is pleased to announce mobile-optimization for a number of its journals on nature.com. Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications and Scientific Reports now offer complete mobile-optimized versions of their websites, designed for use in web browsers on “small screen” devices like smartphones and tablets. All other Nature research journals have also introduced mobile-optimized pages for all articles and news content. Site license access, COUNTER compliant usage statistics, and personal subscriptions are supported.

The mobile-optimized presentation has been designed to provide an improved reading and navigation experience in web browsers on smartphones and tablets. By employing Cascading Style Sheets 3 (CSS3) media queries the pages are reformatted on the fly based on the screen size of the device. On a smart phone the content is presented in a single column with dropdown menus, whereas on a tablet the journal’s homepage is either two or three columns depending on the orientation of the device.

The mobile versions support personal subscriptions and site license authentication for institutional customers. Site license authentication can be accessed through Shibboleth (UK Only), IP access via VPNs, Athens, Token-based access, proxies and over campus Wi-Fi networks, as supported by the institution. Access from mobile-optimized pages on nature.com is included in the COUNTER Compliant usage statistics reports provided to institutional customers.

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sers are automatically directed to the mobile-optimized view when they access nature.com in their smartphone or tablet web browser. Users are also able to switch back to the full site version using the toggle button at the bottom of the screen. The new mobile site supports iPads, iPhones, and Android devices using browsers including: Safari, Firefox, Opera Mobile, Opera Mini, S40, S60. Mobile-optimized nature.com pages will also support Blackberry Web-Kit (available on Blackberry OS4.7.1 and above), available on most Blackberrys less than 18 months old.

Here’s a Full List of Mobile-Optimized Titles

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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