Press Release Reaches 75 Million User Milestone; Launches New Mobile App

San Francisco, CA — March 26, 2019 — today announced that 75 million users have now joined the world’s largest platform for free and open access scholarly research. Over 70,000 new users now join the platform every day.

“Our growth represents a broader global trend to support open access for all academic papers” said Richard Price, founder and CEO of

The platform also today unveiled a new mobile app  allowing for more than 23 million pieces of scholarly work to be read for free and stored offline by anyone with access to an iOS device.

“Academia’s new mobile app represents a significant breakthrough in ensuring that scholarly research reaches beyond the Ivory Tower and into the real world where its true impact can be harnessed, all through the convenience and accessibility of a simple smartphone” noted John Couch, Apple’s first ever vice president of education, and author of the book Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential.

Mobile app users will be able to read millions of academic papers on over two million research interests, all for free. An Android version of the mobile app will be released in the coming months.


Guided by a mission to accelerate the world’s research, aims to make every academic paper ever published available for free online and accessible by anyone in the world. was founded in 2008 in San Francisco by Richard Price who recognized the need for open access of scholarly work while he was a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Oxford University.

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