What is Researcher and how it helps scientists
Over 350,000 scientists around the world are using Researcher to stay on top of the latest academic literature. 85% of our users say that Researcher helps them save time and 76% browse more papers compared to other methods of staying up-to-date with the latest literature.

Researcher is on a mission to help you become the best scientist you can be. We want to make it easy and efficient for you to find new papers that are relevant to your research and teaching.

It is a free and easy to use app that helps you stay on top of your academic research by allowing you to follow, filter and save papers from all journals relevant to your research.

What can you find on Researcher
There are more than 4,500 journals in the following areas:
- Arts and Humanities
- Business and Management
- Chemistry and Materials Science
- Earth Sciences and Geography
- Economics and Finance
- Engineering and Computer Science
- Life Sciences and Biology
- Medical and Health Sciences
- Physics and Mathematics
- Social Sciences and Psychology

You can find all the top impact factor journals and papers from Nature Springer, ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis, RSC, IEEE, arXiv, PubMed, PLOS, Cell, Science AAAS and more.


FIND AND READ ACADEMIC ARTICLES - Select from hundreds of academic journals relevant to your research and follow them to see the latest publications.

FILTER BY KEYWORD - Filter by specific keywords to easily find the papers relevant to your research. This saves you from setting up alerts, complicated RSS readers and manually browsing in multiple journal websites.

SAVE AND READ LATER - Bookmark articles and journals and read later on mobile or desktop. Go to to see your saved articles.

We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions - please email us on or leave a review! You can also email us if you want us to add more journals.

What's New

Version 2.2.4

This app version includes the following items:

- The ability to search your bookmarks so you can find key saved papers quickly.
- Visibility related to your personal stats. For example: number of papers viewed and bookmarks placed.
- Bug fixes addressing performance and usability issues.
- Design improvements.

Let us know what you think by leaving a review or emailing us on

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
44 Ratings
44 Ratings

Useful to keep up to date with current research


Useful app to follow all the new articles published in scientific journals and really nice feature to look for key words, which at the end seems better than a google scholar notification, and to be honest just more natural than reading a “newsletter” type stuff from gscholar.
However, even if the main features are here, I think some useful things would be interested to implement, like putting in greyish the articles already seen (which makes it able to see where we left last time we update the research) and the possibility to have push notifications for the keywords selected. The “my article” are linked with Mendeley, which in my opinion is a limitation as many people don’t use it (part of it because it is owned by Elseveir) so it could be great to link it with a zotero account (although I am not familiar if there is any API limitation for that...).
Also I noticed that some journals are missing (such as Optica) which makes me still stick with arXiv newsletter + google scholar email notifications on keywords.

Developer Response

Hi Gregelliom, Thanks for the review and for your suggestions. We will soon be introducing push notification. We will hopefully be adding both Zotero and Endnote. If there are any journals you want, you can tell me by simply filling in this short form: Also, I really like your idea of the grey read article, I will forward this on to the team to discuss. Thanks, Joe from Researcher

Fantastic idea but app still veeeery buggy


Answer to developer: I am using an IPhone 6S with iOS 11.4.1. When I start the app, it shows my feed and the loading symbol with the three rotating:pulsing dots - they just never stop rotating. Hope you guys figure these issues out and I’ll be happy to come back as a user.

EDIT: it currently absolutely unusable, keeps crashing every time, so I uninstalled the app and changed to 1 star. It’s a bummer, was really excited when I found this app.

Love the concept of this app - as a scientist it could make for a really convenient tool to stay up to date on relevant literature. However, the app has a lot of problems. Several times now I had to reinstall it because it kept crashing even after I shut it down. That obviously stops me from actually using it- improve the user experience and this will be a 5 star no question.

Developer Response

Hi Chrischigta, I'm sorry to hear that you have had trouble with the RESEARCHER app. What device and operating system are you currently using? And, at what point does the app crash? Any information you could provide will help us to investigate and fix the problem. Thanks, Joe from RESEARCHER

Nice platform but too many crashes


I really like the idea and I’m quite happy with the platform and the selection of journals, as well as the option to save folter tags. However, there appear to be a lot of crashes. I’ve only had this for a couple of days and I had to uninstall then reinstall at least once a day because I was not able to open the app.

Beside from that, I do have one other suggestion. There are other journals as well (like other sections of bioRxiv or Frontiers) that are not in the selections - it would be nice to be able to search for them and integrate into my personalized list of journals.

Developer Response

Hi, Thanks for the review, and I'm sorry to hear that you have had some problems with Researcher. What device and operating system are you currently using? We would love to investigate and fix this problem as soon as possible.

I will also look to add your journal requests shortly.

Thanks, Joe from Researcher


86.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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