Welcome to Smart Notes for REsearch (SN4RE)

A researcher reads an average of 22 papers per month and has spent an average of 48 minutes on each paper. Sometimes, we can only experience several hours of deep reading mode, but SN4RE is designed to empower us by helping researchers to manage their reading notes on a well-structured note format (Smart Notes for Research). This platform helps researchers to grasp the essential information of a given paper and provides the opportunities to share aspects of readings that could help other researchers understand their research papers, while saving time in getting a consistent overview. It prevents the rereading of the same paper over again, by providing a concise summary of their reading, SN4RE is a Responsive Platform with numerous features to empower your reading notes

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Outstanding Core Features

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    Reading notes management

    Researchers spend most of their time in papers' reading. The better way to read a paper is to take notes during the reading, thus, SN4RE's platform supports researchers in this activity. It offers a well-structured reading note component that manages your reading notes while providing the possibility to share them with other researchers.
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    Share Reading Notes with Pairs

    Research papers are sometimes difficult to read and even harder to understand. SN4RE's platform gives the opportunity to capitalize on researchers' reading experiences, while enabling them to share these experiences with colleagues, hence, having the opportunity to jump over research barriers such as: Complex mathematic formulas, Research obfuscations, Language level barriers, lack of efficiency, No open access to papers and most important to have colleagues input.
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    Reading Notes Cross-analysis

    SN4RE platform highlights innovations by showing the trends among papers through its reading notes. It analyzes your reading notes and show these trends as follows: What are the innovations introduced in the papers I read? Which/Who are my main journals/conferences, my key authors, my best papers...
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    Powerful adaptive search engine to support research activities

    When a researcher is engaged in an activity such as literature review, SN4RE platform can help to find relevant reading notes for this activity.

Architecture & Technologies

The SN4RE Platform is built with new web technologies.


Symfony Framework

The leading PHP framework to create websites and web applications. Built on top of the Symfony Components. Symfony is a set of PHP Components, a Web Application framework, a Philosophy, and a Community — all working together in harmony.


Elastisearch: The Heart of the Elastic Stack

Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of solving a growing number of use cases. As the heart of the Elastic Stack, it centrally stores your data so you can discover the expected and uncover the unexpected.

Api platform

API Based Platform

API Platform Core is an easy to use and powerful library to create hypermedia-driven REST APIs. It is a component of the API Platform framework. It can be used standalone or with the Symfony framework (recommended).

Font Awesome 4.6

Bootstrap : LESS & CSS

Bootstrap is a powerful front-end framework, it will be extramently helpful for web development and content building based on tons of premade markups.

Flexible layout system

Responsive Design Platform

SN4RE Platform supports multiple layouts by default, it renders well on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop.

Theme customizer

Powerful Implemented Algorithms

SN4RE Platform is build with Adaptive Research Information Algortihms - User Digital Resources Classification and Relevance Algorithm


How it's look like : SN4RE Screenshots

Welcome page

Elegant Notes Management Frontend

SN4RE platform allows researchers to: Create, Visualize, Modify, Remove and Share (open-access) reading notes with the members of the community and beyond.

reading page

Powerful Innovative Features

Selecting relevant reading notes for a given research activity.

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