Introducing AMS MathViewer
An interactive, dual-panel reading experience for AMS journals

two-pane view of journal article in desktop browserAMS MathViewer provides a new option for viewing articles directly in your browser, offering an interactive alternative to PDF and print reading.

MathViewer's responsive HTML format perfectly renders mathematical content on all devices. Click on embedded links to formulas, theorems, figures and references to see them in the second panel, right beside the original text. Two-way linking means you won't lose your place in the text.

AMS MathViewer articles work offline automatically – after your first visit, you can access the article again under any network conditions. Create a bookmark or use the "Add to Homepage" feature of your mobile browser for easy access to an article.

Click on the "View in AMS MathViewer" link, found on journal volume and article abstract pages, to use AMS MathViewer for the following journals:

Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society - Series B

Transactions of the American Mathematical Society - Series B

In 2018, this reading experience will be available for new issues of Journal of the American Mathematical Society, and for the top 20 most-cited articles from past volumes.

Use AMS MathViewer to explore articles on your phone or tablet

AMS MathViewer is designed to beautifully render across screen sizes. On narrow screens, the dual panels stack vertically. On wide screens and in landscape mode, the dual panels arrange horizontally. Typography fluidly adapts to balance font size and available screen size.


History of AMS MathViewer

AMS MathViewer evolved from several prototypes developed at the American Mathematical Society over the past few years, all of which explored various types of presentation for AMS content on the web. In particular, AMS MathViewer's visual design is heavily inspired by AMS Lens, which was developed in collaboration with Substance.io, the developers behind the original eLife Lens project. AMS MathViewer was developed from scratch in collaboration with krautzource.

AMS MathViewer does not attempt to mimic print. Instead, it is based on the web's individual character as a medium: rich document structure, universal access, adaptable display, dynamic interaction, and ease of use. It encourages "casual uses" such as quickly browsing a new publication or looking up a specific item for reference, while the PDF remains the version of record. In short, AMS MathViewer is not about replacing print and print-like products, rather it focuses on the web's strength as the most universal medium available today.

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