Labs

Scholarcy Labs

This is where we preview some free tools for you to try out. Before you start, please make sure your browser bookmarks bar is visible:

Chrome: View → Always Show Bookmarks Bar ✔️

Firefox: View → Toolbars → Bookmarks Toolbar ✔️

Safari: View → Show Favourites Bar

Scholarcy article healthcheck

For publishers, journalists, or anyone who wants to quickly check that a research article meets generally accepted quality standards. This tool successfully identified problems in a number of recently retracted papers. It checks author affiliations, whether they are citing verifiable sources, highlights methods, findings, and much more.

Drag the Manuscript and Preprint Healthcheck button below to your browser bookmarks bar.

Then, when you have an open-access article open in your browser, click the Manuscript and Preprint Healthcheck bookmarklet to distil the article into its key sections and summary in a new tab.

Alternatively, you can try out the web demo here.

Scholarcy flashcards

Finally, an alternative to our popular Chrome Extension for users of other browsers! Drag the Flashcard button below to your browser bookmarks bar.

When you have an open-access article open in your browser, click the Flashcard bookmarklet to distil the article into its key sections and summary in a new tab.

Alternatively, you can try out the web demo here.

If you are technically minded, you can customise the bookmarklet with the following parameters:

images=true
full_text=true
image_engine=v2

Article highlights and summaries

Drag the Article Highlights and Summary buttons below to your browser bookmarks bar.

As with the Flashcard bookmarklet, when you have an open-access article open in your browser, click the Article Highlights bookmarklet and the key points will be displayed in a new tab.

Or click the Summary bookmarklet to get a longer, bullet point summary.

Quick findings

Just need to see the main findings from the article? Drag this bookmarklet to your browser bookmarks bar, then click on it when you have an article open in your browser, and the main findings will be displayed in a new tab.

Automatic reference extraction and parsing

To download the references from any public PDF URL, drag any of these bookmarklets to your browser bookmarks bar.

With a public article PDF open in your browser, click either bookmarklet buttons to extract and download the references.

Browser extensions

Click the button below to install the Scholarcy Chrome Extension, which will generate a summary flashcard card from the current PDF in the browser window

Application programming interfaces (APIs)

As an alternative to the bookmarklets and Chrome Extension, you can extract and download the references from your research papers using our references API, and extract highlights and summaries with our knowledge extraction API. These APIs are open for testing and light use – please Contact us if you require a commercial license or need bulk processing.