DeepDyve is a commercial website launched in late 2010 that provides access to mainly scientific and scholarly articles from a large range of commercial and non-commercial academic publishers. A novel aspect of DeepDyve's business model is that access is on an affordable, online rental basis for web browser viewing, rather than the conventional buy-and-download access already provided by most academic publishers. In an interview with one of the company founders, the article rental concept is mainly pitched as a way of giving researchers unaffiliated with academic libraries, access to otherwise expensive scholarly articles. Similar to other 'rental' or online access services such as Spotify and Netflix, DeepDyve charges a monthly or annual subscription.
DeepDyve's company website claims that over 12 million articles from nearly 10,000 peer-reviewed journals are available for rent at a fraction of the usual per-article purchase price. In addition to per-article pricing, various subscription options are available. DeepDyve provides free previews of usually at least the whole first page, while other publishers typically only provide the abstract. 
Technology & Features
The current viewing interface (Feb 2012) for article renting is implemented by rendering the article pages as images on the screen.[original research?] In addition to viewing the full-text article through a browser, subscribers also have the ability to print up to 20 pages of any article(s) per month, as well as receive a 20% discount on any article they wish to purchase and download.
- 2015 Year In Review
- The 2015 DeepDyve Report
- Strategic footstep for content supply in the digital age, September 2015
- DeepDyve Spring Survey of Unaffiliated Users, April 2015
- Article Sharing in the Digital Age, April 2015
- 2014 Year in Review
- Next Step in the Evolution of Scientific Information Access: DeepDyve and FIZ Karlsruhe Partner to Offer Document Rental Services to FIZ AutoDoc Clients, February 2014
- The 2013 DeepDyve Report
- DeepDyve Does It Again: Fascinating Developments in Scholarly Publishing and Scientific Communication
- Springer content now available via DeepDyve's online rental service for scholarly publications
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