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Nature Physics volume 9, page 61 (2013) | Download Citation


Nature Physics is now available in an iPad app.

Physicists tend to be gadget fans, quick to adapt to new technologies. If you're reading this on an iPad, you may be pleased to learn that Nature Physics is one of a group of Nature journals now available in the NatureJournals app, which is free to download from the App Store.

There's been an iPad version of Nature since 2011, but the new app (for iPads using iOS 5 or above) enables easy issue-by-issue browsing through tables of content (pictured). Other features include sharing, bookmarking (and synchronization of bookmarks across devices), saved searches, variable font size, a figure-viewing panel plus zoom on figures and images, active links for references, downloading of PDF versions of articles and downloading for offline access to the journal.

If you're a personal subscriber to Nature Physics, then you already have access to the content on the app. If you're not a subscriber, a preview issue is available for free, and you can choose to buy only the iPad version of the journal (pricing details are available here: www.nature.com/mobile/naturejournals/index.html). For readers who usually access Nature Physics through their institution's online-only site licence, we expect iPad-version access to be available by the middle of 2013.

Nature Communications and our open-access title Scientific Reports are also included in the app — alongside Nature, whose journalistic content can be downloaded free of charge. More Nature journals in the physical sciences will join later in the year.

Do explore the app and give us your feedback: get in touch at mobile@nature.com.

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