Springer Science+Business Media has reached an agreement to acquire Mekentosj BV and Lifve Ltd. which includes the software tool Papers. Papers is a reference manager which allows researchers to organize, use, share and cite research literature more effectively.
Papers centralizes search, downloads, and organizing references and documents in one tool. The literature can be cited in the word processing software of choice, and can be shared with colleagues. Papers is available for Mac, Windows and iOS.
The current Papers employees, including the founder, Alexander Griekspoor, will continue to run Papers as a unit within Springer.