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


Over 450,000 scientists, PhD students, scholars, and Postdoctoral Researchers around the world are using RESEARCHER to stay on top of the latest academic literature. 85% of our surveyed users say that RESEARCHER helps them save time and 76% browse more papers compared to when they use other methods of staying up-to-date with newly released publications.

University students and researchers find the app invaluable when writing literature reviews, composing their thesis, and learning what’s new in the world of science.

It's free and easy to use, allowing you stay on top of your academic research by enabling you to follow, filter and save papers from all journals relevant to your research, and then sync them with your reference manager. Turn on notifications and be the first to know when key academic journals release new papers.


Choose your favourite journals from a list of thousands of titles and follow them to see the latest publications in your paper feed.

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 multiple journal websites.

Connect your Mendeley account and you can see your bookmarked papers along with your citations in a folder on Mendeley. (We are adding Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks and other reference managers soon).

Bookmark papers to read later on mobile or desktop. If you’ve saved dozens of papers, you can quickly find them by searching for the author, journal name or paper title. Prefer to read on your desktop? Go to and your settings will be synced.

Want to know when journals critical to your work have published new papers? Simply turn on notifications in the settings. Similarly, you can opt-in to receive periodic notifications about trending papers within your areas of interest.

Are you a Chemist that enjoys reading the odd Political Science paper in your spare time? Browsing the trending papers screen allows you to see which publications are getting traction all 10 research areas and 200+ subjects covered by RESEARCHER at a glance.

Are you the type of person that loves to track your progress? When you use the app you can see updated metrics about how many papers you’ve read, the number of bookmarks you’ve applied, the amount of filters you’ve created and the how many journals you’re following.


We are constantly adding new journals and have more than 8,000 journals covering the following disciplines:

- Chemical & Physical Sciences
- Medicine and Healthcare
- Physics & Mathematics
- Life Sciences & Biology
- Earth Sciences & Geography
- Engineering & Computer Science
- Economics & Finance
- Social Sciences & Psychology
- Arts & Humanities
- Business & Management

In the app, you can find all the top impact factor journals and papers from Nature Springer, ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis, RSC, BMJ, IEEE, arXiv, PubMed, PLOS, PNAS, PubMed, F1000, Cell, Science AAAS and more.


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 a specific journal you haven’t found in the app.

What’s New

Version 2.6.3

In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, this release includes a change to the onboarding process which enables you to quickly and easily create a filter to get your paper discovery process started.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
71 Ratings
71 Ratings
Gergelliom ,

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

JordanEich ,

So convenient!!

Research at your fingertips!! Instead of sifting through search engines trying to find articles most inline with my profession, this app allows me to pick and organize my preferences to narrow my research!! I’m a dietitian so staying up to date with research is so important. With this app, i can do it quickly and easily without having to take the time to scroll through google or Pubmed to find articles. Cuts my research time in half. In addition, i really appreciate the option to only view full text articles. Lastly, a Researcher team member emailed me to offer help with functions or questions i had. I feel comfortable navigating the app and will continue to use in my practice!

Chrischigta ,

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


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


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