Whether you are an author of a blog post that has written about Read by QxMD, or a librarian trying to expand usage of Read within your community, it is important to focus on the engagement of potential users. We've seen that many of our partners and beloved supporters have written amazing posts or have created links on their institution's webpage. However, compared to their content, the links seem to be a bit underwhelming...
Instead of a link that is simply plain text: Click Here to Use Read or Open in Read by QxMD
How about a link that is much easier to see and looks more professional? By using the Open-in-Read button, potential users are more likely to click due to the more prominent design and even out of genuine curiosity. This is just one of the buttons that we provide, and if you'd like to get a bit more fancy we've also provided an image for a hover state, i.e. the image that is displayed when a user mouses over the original button.
How to add hyperlinked Read Artwork:
All you need to do is download any of the Read buttons we provided below, paste them into your desired location, and add a hyperlink to the image. For hyperlinks, it's best to use our deeplink https://qxmd.com/r/[PMID] or https://read.qxmd.com/doi/[doi]. Essentially, this link allows users who are on a mobile device to be taken to the paper on the Read mobile app, and will take web users to the web version of the paper. Before you send the link make sure that you have replaced the end of the link, where it says [PMID] or [doi], with the PMID or DOI of the given article, respectively. A PMID is a digit-based code used to help identify papers that you can find on PubMed or within the Read app.
This is an example of what the deeplink should look like:
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