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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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The JAMA Network goes mobile; new app available free for a limited time

The JAMA Network goes mobile; new app available free for a limited time

Physicians have a new way to connect with the latest medical research: a Web app from The JAMA Network.

Free for a limited time, the JAMA Network Reader makes the content of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and The JAMA Network's nine specialty journals accessible on all digital devices.

"The JAMA Network Reader represents our initial step toward building a comprehensive digital portfolio based on readers' needs," JAMA editors wrote in the March 6 issue.

"By leveraging HTML5 technology, the Web app will provide mobile and desktop readers with a user experience optimized for online and offline mobile reading, whether via desktop, tablet, or smartphone, in the office, on rounds, in the laboratory, on the train or plane, or in any comfortable reading chair."

The app allows readers to view new articles published daily across all 10 journals. Readers also can browse past issues dating back to January 2012, bookmark favorite articles and download full issues to read offline.

While free registration is required on first use, the app can be accessed without installation, and updates occur automatically.

Visit the JAMA Network Reader website using Android, Google Chrome or Safari browsers to begin using the new app.