Ultimate Guide by an Active Researcher to Master SciSpace: Tips, Tricks, and Best Coupon Deals

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Hello, this is Aka PhD.

In this article, I provide a thorough explanation of SciSpace, an AI tool designed specifically for researchers.

SciSpace is highly recommended as a daily companion for researchers, offering versatile features from literature search to comprehension.

For those already considering using SciSpace, there is a promotional code for a 40% discount on the paid plan .

(Updated 2024/5/31) The 40% OFF coupon code is valid until 2024/6/10. After that, no discounts will be available, so if you are considering Premium, please hurry.

\Enter “ACADEMIA” for 40% OFF/

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Comprehensive Features of SciSpace

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Let’s dive into the comprehensive features of SciSpace.

Scispace Homepage
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I will explain each feature one by one.

Literature Search

First, let’s try using the search feature.

How to use: Search for information under the “Literature Review” tab in the Start tab.

Literature Search

Useful feature:

  • Summary with citations
  • Each paper’s discussion and results are immediately understandable

As you can see, on Scispace, summaries with citations are presented for searches, and the discussions and conclusions of selected papers are also clearly displayed.

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You can understand the content without having to open the papers.

The search targets over 200 million papers’ metadata and over 50 million full-text PDFs of open-access papers.

From this vast amount of papers, it picks the most suitable ones for your questions and even compiles summaries.

If the search results are insufficient, you can specify conditions again using the Copilot in the bottom right corner.

Data Extraction from PDFs

AI automatically extracts key points from each paper. This feature is very convenient!

How to use: Upload the documents (multiple files are allowed) in the ‘Extract data from PDFs‘ tab in the Start tab.

Data Extraction from PDFs

Useful feature:

  • Extract key points from each paper
  • Extraction items are selectable
  • Compare multiple papers in a list view

The elements are selectable, and include the following items:

  • Conclusions
  • Summarized Abstract
  • Results
  • Summarized Introduction
  • Methods Used
  • Literature Survey
  • Limitations
  • Contributions
  • Practical Implications
  • Custom elements

This feature is extremely convenient when you want to compare and examine related papers!

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In the past, I used to create such tables myself in Excel. Nowadays, it’s done in one go with AI!

Paper Reading Support

One of the most highly regarded features in Scispace is the paper reading support function.

First, upload the paper.

How to use: Upload the document in the ‘Read with AI Copilot‘ tab in the Start tab.

Read papers with Read with AI Copilot

Here are some useful features of the Copilot when reading papers:

Useful Features:

  • Extract Desired Information from the Paper
  • Chat to Ask Questions about the Paper’s Content
  • Translate or Summarize Selected Sections
  • Explain Formulas and Figures

I’ll explain each of these features one by one:

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Languages are selectable. Please choose from the Language options in the top right corner.

Extract Desired Information from the Paper

When you upload a paper, this screen appears immediately.

The paper is on the left, and the chat space is on the right.

Here, frequently searched items (such as conclusions and methods) are placed for one-click selection, so you can quickly get the information you need.

Extract desired information from papers

You can extract information with one click for the following items:

  • Explain Abstract
  • Limitation
  • Literature survey
  • Conclusion
  • Related Papers
  • Summarise introduction
  • Method used

Chat to Ask Questions about the Paper’s Content

Chat to ask questions

While reading the paper, if you need information, you can interact with the copilot via chat.

You can ask questions about things not mentioned in the paper as well.

Examples of questions:

  • ‘What are the new findings of this paper?’
  • ‘What is ○○?’
  • ‘(Select a passage) Explain this part’
  • ‘Are there any other references?’

You can ask the copilot anything.

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It’s just like interacting with generative AI such as ChatGPT.

Translate or Summarize Selected Sections

You can also have only the selected range partially summarized.

Translate or summarize a selection

Explain Formulas and Figures

The most delightful feature is the explanation of formulas and figures.

When you drag to select figures within the paper, the Copilot will provide explanations in the chat space.

Explanations of formulas and figure
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The accuracy is quite high when using the Copilot with the Premium plan!

Paraphrasing Tool

How to use:Enter the English text in the ‘Paraphraser’ tab under the Start tab.

Although the wording varies greatly between papers and emails (to friends or superiors), by selecting a mode, the AI can rewrite the English text to suit its purpose.

Paraphrasing Tool of Scispace

Paraphrasing modes:

  • Academic
  • Fluent
  • Formal
  • Creative
    and many more
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When you’re concerned about your own English writing, try using the paraphraser.

AI Detector

How to use: Side category ‘AI Detector’

AI Detection

I tried using it a bit, but I’m not sure about the accuracy.

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For instance, a randomly generated text from a generative AI was detected as 25% AI.

Automatically convert PDFs into slides or videos (NEW)

A new feature was added in April 2024.

It instantly converts PDFs into presentation materials or short movies (with narration).

How to use:Upload the PDF in the ‘ParaphraserCitation Booster’ tab.

Instantly auto-generate slides or videos from PDFs.

For example, short movies are extremely useful when introducing your paper on social media.

Here is an example of a short movie.

Please click and play it.

This movie was created in just about five minutes.

Example of presentation materials

Here is an example of presentation materials automatically created from a PDF.

Please click and view it.

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A script for the presentation is also automatically created in the right column.

SciSpace Extension

Scispace is also available as an extension for Google Chrome.

his extension is incredibly convenient, allowing you to search for information directly from the search bar while using Chrome without having to open the SciSpace page.

An actual example of the SciSpace Google Chrome extension
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While browsing the web, you can search for the information you need from Scispace without leaving the page.

Disadvantages of SciSpace

Currently, there is no versatile tool as useful for researchers on a daily basis as SciSpace.

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I am also a heavy user!

However, if I were to list its disadvantages, they would be as follows:

  • The performance of the free plan’s Copilot is not very good

The performance of the free plan’s Copilot is not very good

This might be unavoidable, but there is a clear difference in performance between the free and paid versions of Copilot.

When compared, the quality difference between the plans is striking.

Especially in the explanation of figures, the difference is evident.

Comparison of Copilot Quality by Plan (Figure Interpretation)

In terms of summarizing papers, the free plan is decent, but the paid plan provides overwhelmingly better and more coherent summaries.

Comparison of Copilot Quality by Plan (Summarize)

While various tools are available for free on SciSpace, if you want to fully enjoy the benefits of SciSpace, the paid plan is highly recommended.

Recommended Usage and Discount Plans for SciSpace

Most features of SciSpace can be used for free.

As mentioned earlier, there is a difference in performance between the paid and free plans, but for those who want to “just check the usability,” the free plan allows you to try it out.

However, considering the difference in the quality of Copilot, if you use it regularly, it is recommended to upgrade to the paid plan.

There are two ways to get the paid plan at a discount:

  • If you sign up individually, use a promotional code to get it for $7.2 per month.
  • If you sign up as a team of 11 or more, it costs less than $7 per month per person.
Paid plan(Individual or team)

If the team consists of 10 members or fewer, using a promotional code for an individual contract is more cost-effective.

Fees for Individual Contracts

The following are the fee plans for individual contracts.

Fees for Individual Contracts

Current Lowest Cost Promotion Codes

  • Annual Plan: Use “ACADEMIA” for 40% OFF ($7.2 per month)
  • Monthly Plan: Use “ACADEMIA20” for 20% OFF ($16 per month)

There are limited-time discount codes on the official website, but these offer the lowest rates available.

(Updated 2024/5/31) The 40% OFF coupon code is valid until 2024/6/10. After that, no discounts will be available, so if you are considering Premium, please hurry.

\Enter “ACADEMIA” for 40% OFF/

Fees for Team Contracts

If there are two or more members, you can contract as a team.

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If you have 11 or more members, the cost per person will be lower than individual contracts with a promo code (equivalent to $7.2 per month).

Fees for Team Contracts

Getting Started with SciSpace

Getting started with SciSpace is very easy.

Getting Started with SciSpace

There are two ways to start:

  • Log in with Google
  • Create an account
    • Enter your name
    • Email address
    • Password
      and sign up

How to Upgrade to a Paid Plan on SciSpace

To upgrade, click on “Pricing” at the top right of the start screen, and follow the instructions on the next page.

Choose Your Plan: Individual or Team

Steps for Individual Contracts

STEP
Select either the monthly plan or the annual plan.

The annual plan offers significant savings compared to the monthly plan, making it a highly recommended option.

Choose Your Plan: Annual or Monthly
STEP
Enter the Promotion Code and Payment Information

By entering “ACADEMIA” in the promotion code field, you will receive a discount of $57.6, reducing the annual fee to $86.4.

Enter the Promotion Code and Payment Information
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In other words, it costs $7.2 per month. This allows you to use SciSpace at the lowest price.

For those who want to try the monthly plan first, use “ACADEMIA20” to get 20% off.

\Enter “ACADEMIA” for 40% OFF/

Summary

SciSpace is extremely useful for researchers on a daily basis!

By using AI effectively, you can maximize your research efficiency.

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First, try the free plan.

Search Function FeaturesAccess to metadata for over 200 million papers and full-text PDFs for over 50 million open access papers.
Provides summarized information based on reliable citations for your queries.
Insights and conclusions of each paper are presented in the search results, making it easy to grasp the content of the papers.
Ability to discover related research papers.
Features of the Reading Comprehension FunctionUtilize the SciSpace Copilot chatbot to summarize papers, ask for key points, and explain selected sections, providing excellent support for reading comprehension.
Includes features for explaining formulas and tables within papers.
Allows uploading and reading your own papers (PDF files).

Enables asking questions and receiving answers in Japanese for English papers.
Save articles and PDFs to your SciSpace collection and resume reading at any time.

Utilize the SciSpace Copilot chatbot to summarize papers, ask for key points, and explain selected sections, providing excellent support for reading comprehension.
Includes features for explaining formulas and tables within papers.
Allows uploading and reading your own papers (PDF files).

Enables asking questions and receiving answers in Japanese for English papers.
Save articles and PDFs to your SciSpace collection and resume reading at any time.
Recommended Use CasesIt can handle everything from searching for papers to comprehending them, making it a versatile daily partner.

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