On Aug. 16, the American Journal of Public Health is releasing an e-Reader version of its online and print products, which publishes original work in public health research. e-Readers will be free for members, with instructions available on the Journal’s website.
Brian Selzer, APHA Publications Editor
The e-Reader combines the Journal’s online-only and print articles in one space and “is designed for ease of reading, navigation, and accessibility on smaller screens such as tablets and mobile phone devices,” according to APHA Publications Editor Brian Selzer. It complements standard digital functionalities — top-menu table of contents, notes and bookmarking — with extra user capabilities, including:
- grouping elements from the main text in back sections for fast access to specific content;
- text, tables and figures re-sizing for easy viewing;
- fully-linked authors and references sections accessible with one click; and
- printing or emailing user-entered text and notes.
“Readers can bounce back and forth between the main text and tables, figures, and references, without the need for extraneous bookmarks to save their place,” Selzer said. “For devices with internet capabilities, readers can link to content outside the journal and email corresponding authors from their device — or email notes from within the device to themselves or colleagues. This will be a fantastic new benefit to members.”
The Journal will have a generic e-Reader version — which can be read on any apple product, Nook, Kobe reader, Android phones and other devices — of its product, with a Kindle-specific version to be available soon. e-Reader instructional videos will be emailed to members Aug. 16.
For more e-Reader information, contact the American Journal of Public Health.