Scholarcy | Research Paper Summarizer

Scholarcy | Research Paper Summarizer

Summarizes research articles, creates interactive flashcards, highlights key points, links to open-access versions of each citation

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What is Scholarcy | Research Paper Summarizer?

Scholarcy | Research Paper Summarizer is a featured Chrome extension by This extension has 59,782 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.25, and is most similar to Science Research Assistant and Frase - article summarizer. The latest version, 3.1, was updated 4 days ago.

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Rating: 4.25 (28)
Version: 3.1 (Last updated: 2023-03-24)
Creation date: 2020-04-22
Manifest version: 3
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Host permissions:
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Size: 1.10M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Scholarcy™ is the solution to that pile of papers on your virtual desk. It can save up to 70% of the time needed to get the key information from an article, helping you with literature screening and reviews.

This Extension gives you the key points of any article or research paper you have open in your browser.  It creates a referenced summary with important points highlighted and generates a background reading list for those new to a field. 

Need to see how a paper builds on previous research? Our new 'Comparative Analysis' engine highlights this for you.

Subscribers to our premium app, Scholarcy Library, will get unlimited use of this Extension and can also save, share, annotate and export their Summary Flashcards. 

Scholarcy locates open-access PDFs for each reference from Google Scholar, arXiv and elsewhere, and can also be configured to extract figures and tables.

To provide this service, our Extension needs to read and process the contents of the current web page. Alternatively, it will locate the PDF for the article. Use the new 'Source priority' option to switch between the HTML and PDF processing. For PDF files, the article must be open access. For more information on how we use this data, please read our FAQ:
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Risk impact

Scholarcy | Research Paper Summarizer requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Scholarcy | Research Paper Summarizer has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
I'm impressed with the ease of use and multiple formats that this extension provides. Best summarizer I've found so far. It seems more useful for a singular document vs multi-article item. It is not the fastest, but the different formats can each have their own benefit.
by Pat MySecret Pat MySecret, 2023-02-17

I used it a lot for school and I always got pretty good grades on my essays with fairly minimal work on my end. It really helps to summarize any articles and gives you the key points. I really recommend it!
by Samantha Alanis Samantha Alanis, 2022-11-03

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