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DeepDyve Unveils Online Rental Service for Research

Service Gives Unprecedented Access to Wealth of Research Data, Offers Publishers New Channel to Attract Customers and Monetize Content

OCTOBER 27, 2009 – Sunnyvale, CALIF — DeepDyve today unveiled the world’s largest online rental service for scientific, technical and medical research. From a growing database spanning thousands of journals, DeepDyve now gives consumers and professionals access to more than 30 million articles for as little as $0.99 per article.

"The web is transforming the publishing industry and creating opportunities for new users to access our content," said Martin Frank, Ph. D., executive director of the American Physiological Society. "The rental model that DeepDyve has pioneered enables us to serve these new users without compromising the products we offer to our traditional subscription customers."

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 50 million sophisticated consumers and professionals, so-called “knowledge workers,” who use the web for research for their education, health and careers. Often the best research information is available only on a subscription basis from scientific publications and scholarly societies that traditionally serve large academic and corporate institutions with specialized websites and tools.

As a result, most knowledge workers face significant challenges when trying to access this authoritative content. According to a recent report from the Publishing Research Consortium1, these primary obstacles include: 1) the difficulty of simply finding the right information from among the millions of search engine results; 2) the expense of paying $30 or more for each premium article based solely on a short preview or abstract; and 3) the inconvenience of visiting multiple publisher sites, each with a different and often complicated e-commerce experience.

DeepDyve's key benefits address these needs directly by offering:

  • Wide selection: DeepDyve has aggregated more than 30 million articles from thousands of journals, all in one place.
  • Affordability: Users can rent the full text of an article for as little as $0.99, or join a monthly plan and enjoy greater discounts and increased flexibility.
  • Ease of use: With DeepDyve, users can click, rent and read without any hassles. DeepDyve also offers many tools and personalized recommendations to foster ongoing discovery and convenience.

"With today's announcement, DeepDyve intends to close the loop and not only help our users search for research, but rent and read what they discover - easily and affordably. We believe our new offering will open a large, untapped market for our publisher partners who had primarily served the large corporate and academic institutions," said William Park, CEO of DeepDyve.

DeepDyve also offers an array of features and benefits to enrich the searching and reading experience, including:

  • Free search & preview: Researchers can be certain of an article's relevance before renting.
  • Personalized suggestions: DeepDyve will automatically display suggested articles based on a user’s profile.
  • Bookmarks: Favorite articles are saved and displayed on a user’s MyDeepDyve home page for easy access.
  • Email and RSS alerts: Users can receive regular updates of new articles and search results delivered directly to their email inbox or RSS reader.
  • More Like This: DeepDyve offers links to related content with every search result and article page.

Start Researching with DeepDyve Today

DeepDyve is currently offering a risk-free, 14-day trial that allows users unlimited access to thousands of authoritative journals at no cost. Users enjoy continuous access to any article until their Free Trial expires, after which they may join one of three plans:

  • Basic Rental Plan: For just $0.99 per article, users of this “pay-as-you-go” plan can rent and read a premium article from one of the many prestigious journals available through DeepDyve. Articles can be read multiple times for up to 24 hours.
  • Silver Monthly Plan: For $9.99 per month, users can rent and read up to 20 premium articles per month. Each article can be read multiple times for up to seven days.
  • Gold Monthly Plan: For $19.99 per month, users can rent and read an unlimited number of articles for an unlimited amount of time. There is no expiration date.

To learn more about DeepDyve's online rental service for research, visit

About DeepDyve

DeepDyve was founded in 2005 by scientists who shared the vision of simplifying the research process. Through direct collaboration with the industry's most prominent and well respected publishers, the company now offers the world's largest online rental service for scientific, technical and medical research with more than 30 million articles from thousands of authoritative journals. DeepDyve is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices in Shanghai, China. The company is privately held and backed by high-profile angel investors.