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The Lancet

By Elsevier Inc.

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The Lancet iPad Edition mobile app is free to download and offers current subscribers rapid access to recently published content from The Lancet and our specialty publications The Lancet Oncology, The Lancet Neurology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases. You can customize the app for quick access to your favorite journal, including full-text access for current subscribers.

First-generation functionalities of The Lancet app include:
•Annotate articles with highlights and notes.
•Share articles with your colleagues or post a link on Facebook.
•Setup keyword alerts or search the entire The repository to find relevant articles.
•“Star” your favorite articles for offline reading.
•Read newly published issues/articles
•Read the most current content, those articles published ahead of print (Articles in Press)
•View the content in .HTML or .PDF
•Save selected articles on your iPad
•Search & browse locally stored content (the articles and issues you have downloaded)
•Email images
•Highlight content and make notes with a quick navigate feature that list all your notes
A series of additional enhancements are planned.

NOTE to first-time users: please be patient while the app downloads the back issues at first launch; this might take some time.

This is an early, first-generation application that provides the subject-based navigation to the reading audience of The Lancet and our specialty publications. Please use the app and send feature/functionality suggestions to us by contacting mailto: A link within the application provides a direct feedback route.

If you are an institutional researcher served by ScienceDirect™, you might be better served using the ScienceDirect™ iPad and iPhone applications to search the full archive of Journals available. The ScienceDirect™ application provides more powerful journal archive search functionality.

Copyright (c) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Permissions to use articles and images from within this publication must be requested via links provided on the journal article on the journal website:

What's New in Version 1.3.0

Added “The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology” and “The Lancet Respiratory Medicine” journals.

Minor bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Terrible bug

I enjoyed using my ipad lancet app to read articles for some time. Love the content but interface needs work. Allows direct PDF mailing of articles which is superior to my several other medical journal apps.

Recently however there is a terrible bug.

When fetching new articles it crashes every time. One can manually hit the cancel button to prevent crash but can never obtain new articles. This is the most recent app version paired with iOS6 newest iteration.

Worse there is utterly no tech support for the app either via lancet or parent company Elsevier. Nor is there any community forum to discuss such issues.

Thus this review is my only hope someone may address this terminal app flaw.

I can only hope it works with the net update or iOS iteration

The Lancet
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  • Free
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2013
  • Version: 1.3.0
  • Size: 3.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Elsevier Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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