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R Discovery: Academic Research

About R Discovery: Academic Research
R Discovery is a free app for students, researchers and others in academia to find and read research papers. This literature search app for researchers curates a reading library based on your interests so you stay updated on latest academic research with access to scholarly articles, scientific journals, open access papers, and peer reviewed articles. With R Discovery, not only can you do a literature search like on Google Scholar, refseek, Research Gate, or, but you can also let our AI generate a feed of relevant scholarly articles for you. We search, you read. It’s that simple!

R Discovery gives you access to:
• 100M+ Scholarly articles (journal articles, clinical trials, preprints & more)
• 39M+ Open access articles
• 2M+ Preprints from arXiv, bioRxiv, medRxiv and other preprint servers
• 9.5M+ Research topics
• 14M+ Authors
• 32,000+ Academic journals
• 25,000+ Institutions
• Content from Microsoft Academic, PubMed, PubMed Central, CrossRef, Unpaywall, OpenAlex, etc.
• Integrations with reference managers like Zotero, Mendeley

See how R Discovery helps you save time and improve your literature search and reading!

Personalized research reading
Setup your feed to see top 100 research articles that match your interests and get daily reading recommendations. Customize your library or enjoy the benefits of an AI-driven feed that evolves to match your changing research reading interests.

Smart research summaries
Save time with research summaries, powered by Scholarcy, that lets you read key highlights of research papers to assess whether you should read the full-text article.

Unlock full-text papers with institutional access
Benefit from integrations with GetFTR and Libkey that let you use your university credentials to log in and access pay-walled journal articles for your thesis research.

Growing bank of open access journal articles
R Discovery has partnered with top publishers like Springer Nature and global research databases to create the largest open access library, with 39M+ open access articles across subject areas.

Most reliable, cleanest research database
Read scientific journals and scholarly articles from the most trustworthy database of global research papers. We take regular measures to remove duplicate papers eliminate ambiguities in journal, publisher and author names, and exclude predatory journal content from our research library.

Bookmark research papers
Save articles to your research library and get alerts about unread bookmarked research articles so you can keep up with your literature reading goals.

Sync with Zotero, Mendeley
Manage references by exporting research articles to Mendeley or Zotero. You can also login to R Discovery via your reference manager to get a tailored reading feed based on research paper topics in your library.

Accessible on both mobile and desktop
R Discovery academic research app for students and scholars is free to use and offers a seamless reading experience. Bookmark articles on the academic app and read on your laptop by logging in to

New research alerts
Read research that matters with notifications on Just Published research papers, so you never miss out on the latest developments in your field.

R Discovery partners with academic journals and publishers, including Elsevier, Wiley, Springer Nature, IOP, Sage, Taylor & Francis, MDPI, PLOS, Hindawi, NEJM, AIAA, Karger and IEEE, to bring you articles across major research disciplines, such as:
1. Medical & Health Sciences
2. Life Sciences & Biology
3. Chemistry & Materials Science
4. Engineering & Computer Science
5. Physics & Mathematics
6. Social Sciences & Psychology
7. Earth Sciences & Geography
8. Arts & Humanities
9. Economics & Finance
10. Philosophy, Political Science & Environmental Science

R Discovery is the only platform you’ll need for your literature reading needs. Join our community of 2M+ academics and redefine the way you read. Start now!
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Recent Updates - Version 2.6.9
  • In this release:
    1. You can search for preprints and discover content from 2 Million+ preprints on R Discovery.
    2. With our new translation feature, you can easily translate research papers to different languages, making it easier than ever to access valuable research from around the world.
    3. You will also experience few bug fixes and performance improvements.
Install On Your Mobile Device:
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Install On Windows PC Or Mac:
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How To Download & Play:
1. Download & Install AppKiwi
2. Download R Discovery: Academic Research APK
3. Launch from APK Library