Problems with offsite access to Nature e-journals via Firefox

Nature are currently experiencing some technical problems with the Institutional login option via Firefox.
They are aware of the problem and hope to get a fix soon.

In the meantime, if you are having trouble logging in to Nature journals – please try via Internet Explorer instead.

For further help please email:

Reading Dawson e-books within the Firefox browser.

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser, there are a few settings you can change so that e-books display properly within your browser.

In Firefox go to:  Tools > Options

choose tools then options in Firefox

In the window that pops up, choose the ‘Application’ tab and change  ALL FOUR  Adobe Acrobat settings in the Content Type list to:

“Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)”

change all adobe acrobat settings to  read adobe acrobat (in Firefox)

You may also need to change the settings in Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Edit > Preferences > Internet

From there make sure that the ‘Display PDF in browser’ check box has been ticked.

make sure adobe acrobat disploy pdf in browser checkbox is ticked

After doing this, PDFs should open within the browser if you are using Firefox.