NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), one of the world's largest research collaboration platforms, released Mendeley Desktop v1.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux today. The release marks the next step in the evolution of this fast growing academic start-up, and it follows two other major milestones for the company: 1 million users have now downloaded the application, and Mendeley's crowd-sourced research database saw its 100 millionth paper uploaded.
"Mendeley is at the leading edge of a scientific revolution: integration of social networking and scientific sharing. I am using it in a diverse array of applications, from scientific collaborations to outreach to staying up to date on the latest scientific advances," said Jonathan Eisen, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Cross-platform Mendeley simplifies PDF document management, bibliography sharing and annotation for scientific collaboration, and provides personalized recommendations for new research based on the content of an individual user's library. Key updates in Mendeley Desktop 1.0 include highly requested features such as automatic duplicate detection and shared annotations for group collaboration.
Since going live in 2009, the platform's rapidly expanding user base and crowd-sourced catalog of research shows that Mendeley is solving real problems for people in academia. The new features allow Mendeley to do an even better job of achieving its mission to change the way research is done by connecting researchers with new content and with new colleagues for collaboration, and thus making research more open and transparent.
"At its core, Mendeley is a stand-alone reference manager and bibliography generator. But we've gone beyond that by making research papers the social object," said Mendeley Chief Scientist Dr. Jason Hoyt. "This release version 1.0 brings us even closer to our vision of developing a long overdue social tool for academia. It means that for scientists and researchers – whether they are in academia, private enterprise, or government – paper and reference management is no longer an isolated activity. It's a dynamic social experience where you discover new content and develop contacts along the way."
Mendeley is a London and New York-based technology start-up that enables individual researchers and research groups to work smarter. Via Mendeley's desktop and mobile applications, researchers and scientists organize, share, and discover academic information, references, and bibliographies. Since January 2009, more than 1 million academics have joined Mendeley and uploaded 100 million papers, making it the world's largest research collaboration platform and crowd-sourced research database. Awarded as "Startup Most Likely to Change the World for the Better" at the 2010 Guardian Activate Summit, the rapidly growing company is backed by investors who previously built Skype, Last.fm and Warner Music Group.