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NLM/NCBI PubReader

This is a suite of Javascript and CSS files for rendering journal articles in a PubReader™ view1.

Quick Start

This repository includes the JavaScript library and CSS files that comprise PubReader, as well as test/demo pages that you can view right away in your browser.

To try it out, simply clone the repository to a directory on your hard drive:

git clone https://github.com/NCBITools/PubReader.git

And then, in your browser, open one of the files in the test directory. For example, PubReader/test/test-article1.html. It should work fine viewing articles either directly on your filesystem (the "file:" protocol) or, over an HTTP server ("http:"), if you clone to a location that is served by one.

The test directory also includes a simple script that will convert some XML files which contain article sources into HTML. For more information, see the instructions under the test directory.


We welcome your feedback, bug reports, and pull requests. Feedback and bug reports can be sent to the PMC help desk.

Public domain notice

This work is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the permission of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

We request only that the NLM is cited as the source of the work.

Although all reasonable efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the software and data, the NLM and the U.S. Government do not and cannot warrant the performance or results that may be obtained by using this software or data. The NLM and the U.S. Government disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of performance, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

1 PubReader™ is a trademark of the U. S. National Library of Medicine. If you use this software on a public site, please include the preceding sentence as an acknowledgement on your site.