1. How can I setup internet proxy to have full access to journal articles when I am off-campus? (instructions)
    Peaya Paper uses your system proxy setting. To setup proxy, you
              o Windows
                   1. Go to control panel, click Internet Options... to bring up the Internet Options dialog box.
                   2. Click the Connections tab
                   3. click on LAN Settings... Click Use automatic configuration script in the Automatic Configuration dialog box. Enter the proxy URL your institute provides (e.g. http://library.stanford.edu/apcproxy/suproxy.pac) in the box labeled Address.
                   4. Click OK
              o Mac
                   1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu then choose the Network icon to open the Network dialog box.
                   2. Choose Network
                   3. Click the Configure (or Advanced) button to open the configuration dialog box. Click the Proxies button and under "Select a proxy server to configure" scroll down to the Automatic Proxy Configuration option and check it.
                   4. Enter the proxy URL (e.g. http://library.stanford.edu/apcproxy/suproxy.pac) in the URL field under "Proxy Configuration File" on the right
                   5. Click OK
  2. When I am writing a manuscript in Microsoft Word, can I cite papers in Peaya Paper directly?
    If you are using Windows, yes, Peaya Cite allows you to cite your references in MS Word.
    If you prefer to use other programs to insert citations, you can export your papers to a RIS file or a BibTex file, then use other programs to import the file. Then cite the papers in your manuscript using other programs.
  3. What is Peaya Paper?
    Peaya Paper is a paper and PDF manager for professors, students, postdocs, researchers, staff and doctors. Together with Peaya Paper Web it allows you to access your papers/PDFs virtually everywhere on every computer (even when offline). It also allows you to share your papers with friends, students, colleagues and collaborators.
  4. What is the difference between Peaya Paper and other reference managing programs (or why should I choose Peaya Paper)?
    Peaya Paper is a new-generation program. It
             1. allows you to access your data (papers, notes, figures) virtually everywhere (PC/Mac/Linux/Web Browser/Online/Offline) - you don't need to carry your data around or worry about losing them (e.g. due to computer corruption);
             2. allows you to share your data and discuss them with everyone - your friends, students or ad-hoc collaborators;
             3. presents papers in a more intuitive way - it extracts figures (the most important information in papers) from PDF and you don't need to open PDF to view them; it also presents PDF thumbnails so you can grab the information you want quickly.
          On top of these 3 main features, it also has some nice features such as finding PDF automatically (try searching "montague pr" in Pubmed), retrieving a Pubmed paper's citation from Google Scholar, retrieving related papers, tracking papers, viewing author connections, taking note, finding out who reading your papers etc.
  5. Is Peaya Paper free?
    Yes if the number of papers in your library in less than 300. Otherwise check out purchase options. When you write a manuscript, you typically cite ~50 references. That means Peaya Paper allows you to freely store references enough to be cited in 6 papers -- which is probably enough for most students.
  6. How can I search PubMed or Google Scholar?
    Select PubMed or Google Scholar, then enter your search term (example "fMRI Plos One") and press ENTER. Note, you can specify fields in the search term for PubMed (e.g. "montague pr [au] AND 2006[dp]"). Visit here for a complete list of PubMed fields.
  7. What benefits do I get when I search PubMed or Google Scholar using Peaya Paper (compared to searching directly in their websites)?
    Peaya Paper will automatically search full-text PDFs for the papers you found in PubMed or Google Scholar. If it doesn't find any it will give you some links where PDF are possibly available. Peaya Paper also allows you to discuss the papers you found in PubMed or Google Scholar. If you have a Peaya account, you can import the search result from PubMed or Google Scholar to your account easily.
    For PubMed papers, Peaya Paper also retrieve citation from Google Scholar.
  8. Where does Peaya Paper find full-text PDF links for a paper?
    When a user finds a PDF for a paper using Peaya Paper, Peaya Paper remembers this link. When the next user finds the same paper, Peaya Paper will display the remembered link for this user.
    Note: Peaya Paper only remembers the link, not the actually full text PDF.
  9. How are papers displayed?
    We believe data presentation is as important as data itself. One major goal of Peaya Paper is to present a paper in a way that a user can grab the information inside a paper as quickly as possible. Peaya Paper displays important information (figures and abstract) first. It also displays PDF thumbnails for you to navigate quickly.
  10. How can I create a new tag?
    Mouse right-click on the tag tree you will find a context menu.  Then you can create tag, rename a tag, or remove a tag.
  11. How can I add a new paper?
    The best way to add a new paper is to import a paper from PubMed or Google Scholar, then you may add PDFs to the paper later. This way the meta information of the paper (title, authors, year etc) will be automatically retrieved. If you add a paper from your local PDFs, you may need to enter the meta information manually (but Peaya Paper can automatically find the meta information if you know the paper's PubMed ID or DOI).
  12. I am using other programs to manage my papers. Can I import them into Peaya Paper?
    Yes. Click here for instructions.
  13. How many PDFs can I add to one paper?
    As many as you want.
  14. How can I view connections between authors?
    After you adding (or importing) some papers to your library, you can click "Authors" in the tag tree on the left and click the "Show Author Network" button to view author connections. Connection is determined by whether or not two authors published papers together.
  15. How can I track publications?
    Click Tool button, select "Track publications" and click Continue. Then add the search terms such as "einstein a [au]". Currently only PubMed is supported.
  16. How can I share my papers with friends?
    Click "Add or Invite Friends" button and add your friend's username (or email if he doesn't have a Peaya account). After his confirmation, his name will appear on the tag tree. You and your friends can view each other's non-private papers.
  17. How can I share my papers with ad-hoc collaborators or students?
    Use Express Link. Mouse right-click a tag, you will find the Express Link for the tag; or you can find the "Express Link" for a single paper under "Tool" tab for a paper. Simply send your collaborators or students the Express Link.
    You can set expiration date for your express links. After this date the papers are not accessible by other people with express link.
  18. What is Express Link?
    An Express Link is simply a web link to a paper or collection of papers. The link contains a unique password so that the recipient of this link can access the paper(s) without logging in. Check out this express link.
  19. How can I use the search bar (the black window)?
    The search bar window is for you to search PubMed/Google Scholar quickly without opening your browser. You may leave this window sitting on your desktop corner quietly.   
  20. I don't receive the account confirmation email after registration. What happened?
    Your email program might put the confirmation email to 'spam' folder, or simply rejected it. If this happened, please write an email to support@peaya.com with your username. We will activate your account.