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American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science launches its journal on HighWire's BenchPress and JCore
- 21 Feb 2018

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) has launched its flagship journal, Clinical Laboratory Science, on HighWire's JCore content delivery platform and BenchPress manuscript system.

BenchPress and JCore are components of HighWire's Intelligent Platform, a next-generation solution for publishing that streamlines workflows from submission to publication, and on to discovery, reading, and new research. Selecting these tools provides ASCLS with a turn-key solution that supports integrated multimedia content such as podcasts and video alongside text-based articles.

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HighWire Press unveils new journal publishing product, Origins
- 15 Aug 2017

HighWire Press, Inc., the strategic partner and platform provider for world-leading scholarly publishers and societies, has announced the launch of Origins, a new journal publishing product.

Origins allows publishers to quickly and efficiently launch and maintain multiple journals, distinguishing each brand while offering an integrated design and tailored feature set. Built with HighWire’s JCore technology, publishers have direct control over content features and capabilities, with world-class reliability. Origins delivers end to end support of peer review publication, integrated with BenchPress or other manuscript management systems. Publishers can also readily integrate third-party tools such as Crossref, CrossMark, Altmetrics, and embedded video solutions. Single sign on support across publications and systems provides optimized user journeys.

HighWire will present the new Origins platform in a webinar on August 23.

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The American Society of Plant Biologists’ flagship journals now live on HighWire Press’s JCore platform
- 23 Jun 2017

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) has announced that its two flagship journals, The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, are now live on HighWire’s JCore platform. The Society will demonstrate the new sites at their upcoming Plant Biology 2017 annual meeting in Hawaii, which starts this June 24.

According to HighWire Press CEO, Dan Filby, ASPB’s move to HighWire’s powerful JCore platform allows the Society to disseminate their rich content more effectively and dynamically. The new sites’ features, functionality, and UX design, ensure that readers and authors can find what they’re looking for when they need it.

The new sites are available at: www.plantcell.org and www.plantphysiol.org

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Canadian Family Physician journal launches new website on HighWire Press's JCore platform
- 24 Apr 2017

Canadian Family Physician (CFP), the official scientific journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), has launched a dynamic new website on HighWire Press's JCore platform.

According to Peter Thomlison, CFP Publisher, JCore's stability and responsiveness makes the site accessible on any platform - desktop, tablet or smartphone. Information is found quickly and easily with prominent links to key articles and enhanced search functions.

The upgrade to JCore allows CFP to have more control over their website and increase member engagement. According to HighWire Press CEO, Dan Filby, the new CFP site is also integrated with HighWire Press' Direct Publishing solution to provide CFP editors with flexible and direct access to new types of CFP blog, content, images, and other customised user features.

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HighWire and Hypothesis partner to integrate annotation across publications
- 10 Apr 2017

HighWire Press and Hypothesis have announced a partnership which adds open annotation capability to over 3,000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings published on HighWire's JCore platform.

Publishers on HighWire's JCore platform can implement and control their own annotation layers, moderated, branded, and visible across their publications. Annotation is a fundamental activity of researchers and scholars everywhere—from taking notes, collaborating with peers, and performing pre-publication reviews, to engaging in conversations with the broader community.

Until now, annotation solutions for journals have been limited, proprietary and compartmentalized in ways that significantly constrain their utility. With the advent of a standards-based, open source and interoperable annotation paradigm, that is now changing.

Hypothesis, a non-profit annotation technology organisation launched in 2011, is working with publishers, educators, researchers, and journalists to enable annotation across the internet. Within scholarship, use cases include: pre-publication peer review, post-publication annotation and community review; authors' notes over their own work including updates to previous articles, invited discussions, enhanced footnotes, corrections and errata and more. More than 70 major publishers, platforms and technology organisations have come together in support of this interoperable vision under the Annotating All Knowledge coalition.

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American Journal of Neuroradiology goes live on HighWire Press's JCore platform
- 06 Apr 2017

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) has re-launched its flagship journal, the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), on HighWire Press's JCore platform. The launch was recently announced at HighWire's Spring Publishers meeting.

ASNR has invested in their website because the journal is one of the benefits their members say they value the most. As a result, the journal staff now has much more flexibility in administering, configuring, and adapting the site to deliver content and meet new business needs.

According to AJNR Managing Editor Karen Halm, in addition to the fresh modern look, easier navigation, and improved functionality, the new JCore site is completely mobile-optimised, eliminating the need for the iOS app and at the same time addressing the Android market, which was underserved by the old platform. This major investment in the Journal's online presence is housed on Drupal-based architecture that will allow increased capabilities and flexibility to accommodate new features and changing technology for readers.

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene launches new online journal platform on Ingenta CMS Go
- 15 Mar 2017

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) has launched its new online journal platform on Ingenta's packaged publishing platform solution, Ingenta CMS Go.

Just three months after starting the implementation, ASTMH's new fully branded, feature-rich, cloud-hosted website has launched, featuring existing and historic content from the Society's journal the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – including full XML journal content since 2003, and PDF content dating as far back as 1921.

Founded in 1903, ASTMH claims to be the largest international scientific organisation of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical and infectious diseases and improving global health. Published monthly, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene was established in 1921 and is among the top ranked tropical medicine journals in the world.

Ingenta's out-of-the-box solution offers publishers simplicity and speed of implementation, along with an expansive range of features, such as responsive and user-friendly design across mobile devices. It also provides full customer control, faceted browse and search, and third party integrations with publishing industry and social media tools, including Altmetric, Kudos, TrendMD, CrossRef and PubMed as well as ecommerce options including WorldPay and PayPal.

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Royal College of General Practitioners’ new open access journal launched on the HighWire JCore platform
- 18 Jan 2017

The Royal College of General Practitioners' has announced that its new open access journal, BJGP Open, has been launched on the HighWire JCore platform, joining the British Journal of General Practice which was launched on JCore in 2013.

Edited by Professor Roger Jones, the journal serves the primary healthcare community, showcasing original research from around the world. The journal will bring to light controversies in health policy and their influence on primary healthcare.

BJGP Open is now accepting submissions to be considered for rapid, high-quality peer review, provided by experts in their field. All reviews are rated and detailed feedback is provided by the Editor.

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Ingenta launches Ingenta Open, a new Open Access platform
- 20 Oct 2016

Ingenta, a software provider to the publishing industry, has announced the launch of Ingenta Open, a new hosting platform solution and discovery portal designed exclusively for Open Access content.

With an increasing amount of Open Access content being published, much of which is indexed across a variety of sites or stored away in institutional repositories, Ingenta Open is a new central hub and browsing service for researchers, students and the general public specifically seeking Open Access resources.

The platform hosts content from all scholarly disciplines and caters for multiple formats, including whole books, chapters, monographs, single articles and entire journals. It will eventually provide access to millions of Open Access articles, whether they are hosted on the platform itself, indexed via third party services such as DOAJ & OAPEN.

Ingenta Open provides users with access without any registration requirements, while offering a clean and responsive design, a simple interface and an easy-to-use search function.

Publishers who choose to host their Open Access content on the platform will immediately be able to tap into the Ingenta Connect network of over 25,000 registered institutions, and millions of end users across 170 countries.

Further publisher benefits include distribution of metadata to EBSCO, OCLC, InfoTrieve, NLM, and other discovery services; tagging in Google Scholar; access as HTML or PDF; and bolt-on services, including automated APC processing, print-on-demand and social media marketing are planned for future editions.

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HighWire delivers new Circulation website for American Heart Association
- 11 Jul 2016

HighWire Press, Inc., the technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, has announced the newly redesigned American Heart Association's (AHA) Circulation publication site. The site features a contemporary and responsive design which provides a consistent and adaptable reader experience across all devices.

HighWire's project team focused on improving user experience to facilitate higher traffic, more content views, and more information dissemination. The new streamlined user navigation and consistent content placement across all web pages has increased readability and engagement across the site, and the tabbed view options and easier access to PDFs has improved exploration of new information, policy, and research results.

According to Jennifer Chang, HighWire VP Account Management, the new Circulation site would meet the vision of AHA. The self-administration features within the JCore Open Platform enables the Heart editorial team to have more control over the website, to flexibly build information pages, and to make changes much more quickly.

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University of California Press joins over 20 HighWire publishers in sales representation partnership with Dragonfly Sales and Marketing
- 02 Mar 2016

HighWire Press, Inc., a technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers, and Dragonfly Sales and Marketing have announced the inclusion of the journals of the University of California Press to their worldwide library sales offering.

Dragonfly also represents the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), a community of over twenty publishers with journals hosted on the HighWire Press platform.

Dragonfly's sales representation partnership with HighWire now includes over 70 prestigious journals. With the addition of 31 titles from University of California Press in the humanities and social sciences, Dragonfly broadens the audience at subscribing institutions beyond the strong readership in medical and life sciences journals from ISPG.

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Dan Filby joins HighWire as CEO
- 02 Mar 2015

HighWire Press, Inc., the technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies with global reach, has announced the appointment of Dan Filby as Chief Executive Officer. Dan will lead HighWire through its next phase of growth and will be focused on operational excellence, customer service and thought leadership in the publishing technology industry.

Dan comes to HighWire with more than 20 years of experience leading global software and technology enabled services organisations, most recently as President of First Advantage's Corporate Tax, Transportation Management, and Employee Verification businesses. He has also held key management positions at Oracle, Workshare, and GE Capital.

Dan Filby is based in HighWire's global headquarters in Redwood City, California.

Six additional publishers on HighWire to pilot Lens, pioneered by eLife
- 10 Nov 2014

Lens, an open-source tool introduced by eLife to make reading articles online easier, is being piloted in journals from six publishers on the HighWire platform.

The Journal of Biological Chemistry, The Plant Cell, Journal of Lipid Research, and mBio® are among the journals introducing the Lens viewing experience to readers this fall. First introduced by eLife in 2013, Lens makes reading scientific articles on-screen easier by making it possible to explore figures, figure descriptions, references, and more – without losing your place in the article text.

Publishers taking part in the pilot currently include: American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), American Society for Microbiology (ASM), American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), and European Respiratory Society (ERS), all of which use the HighWire Open Platform to host their content. In the next several weeks, the American Physiological Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will join the pilot.

The pilot is expected to run for three months. If successful, the Lens viewer will be made available as an option to all publishers on the HighWire platform in 2015. eLife continues to explore potential uses and to develop the Lens code base at https://github.com/elifesciences/lens/.

eLife Lens is available at http://lens.elifesciences.org. Lens may also be previewed with full-text articles at ten HighWire-hosted journals now. These include Journal of Lipid Research, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, and Journal of Biological Chemistry from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; mBio®, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy from the American Society for Microbiology; The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology from the American Society of Plant Biologists; and European Respiratory Review and the European Respiratory Journal from the European Respiratory Society.

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HighWire appoints Abhinav Mittal as Vice President of Engineering
- 08 Aug 2014

HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers, has announced the appointment of Abhinav Mittal as Vice President of Engineering. Abhinav is an energetic, hands-on technical leader with a passion for encouraging collaboration and building teams that deliver outstanding products and services to customers.

Mittal comes to HighWire from startup inPowered, as Head of Engineering focused on building big data platforms and products in content discovery and the ad tech space. Prior to that, Abhinav was a Leader at Intuit, launching a series of successful products for Intuit's Small Business Group.

Through its innovative open platform, HighWire Press provides technology solutions to influential societies, university presses, and independent publishing organisations which produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly materials. Long affiliated with Stanford University, the newly independent HighWire Press, Inc. offers publishers: digital content development and hosting services; a customizable peer-review manuscript submission system; strategic consultation services; and unique community networking opportunities.

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Complete suite of JBJS titles now on the HighWire Open Platform
- 06 Jun 2014

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. and HighWire Press, Inc. have announced the launch of the complete suite of JBJS titles on the HighWire Open Platform. These include the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (jbjs.org), JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and JBJS Reviews.

The highly regarded peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals sites utilize HighWire's flexible Drupal architecture in an easy-to-read format optimised for tablet, mobile and online usage. Features include: podcasts, instructional videos, image quizzes, article commenting, and social sharing links.

In addition, JBJS includes an integrated continuing medical education (CME) program, hosted on HighWire, powered by Rievent.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) has been a valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for over 125 years and is the gold standard in peer- reviewed scientific information in the field. The journal is published twice a month with a comprehensive PDF archive dating back to 1889. JBJS, Inc. also publishes JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, JBJS Reviews, and CME and professional development products.

HighWire Press receives significant equity investment from Accel-KKR to support strategic growth
- 02 Jun 2014

HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing.

The investment from Accel-KKR will enable the business HighWire Press, Incorporated to operate as a stand-alone enterprise. Accel-KKR will own a majority interest of the company and Stanford University will maintain a significant minority stake. Michael A. Keller, university librarian at Stanford, will serve as the Stanford representative on the HighWire Press, Incorporated board of directors.

HighWire was founded in 1995 under the leadership of Keller, to ensure its partners - academic societies and independent publishers - would remain strong and able to lead the transition toward use of new technologies for scholarly communication.

Known for combining cutting-edge technology with long-term organisational stability in support of its community-oriented mission and model, HighWire facilitates the development, dissemination and discovery of nearly four thousand prominent journals, books, and other scholarly works online, as well as a manuscript submission, tracking, and peer review system for journal editors.

Accel-KKR and Stanford Libraries have been working closely to ensure a smooth transition and a commitment to HighWire's core mission. Current general manager Tom Rump will continue to lead the organisation as CEO of HighWire Press, Incorporated.

HighWire Press, Incorporated will continue to operate out of its headquarters office in Redwood City, California, as well as its satellite offices on the East Coast and in the United Kingdom.

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University of California Press to partner with HighWire
- 11 Apr 2014

University of California Press (UC Press) has announced that beginning in mid-2015 its journal content will be hosted on the HighWire Open Platform from Stanford University's HighWire Press.

The HighWire Open Platform technology infrastructure is increasingly becoming the platform of choice for social sciences and humanities publishers. HighWire's collaborative environment and evidence-based product development process provide unique opportunities for its publishing partners to share and learn from each others' experiences.

UC Press content is currently part of the Current Scholarship Collection at JSTOR. While UC Press will no longer include its current journal issues in this collection, its content will still be available on, and form part of, the JSTOR archive collections. The new UC Press HighWire platform will go live in mid-2015, but its current journal content will continue to be hosted on JSTOR throughout 2015 to facilitate a smooth transition for library customers. JSTOR will also continue to handle renewals for 2015.

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Journals published by Portland Press to move to HighWire Open Platform
- 08 Apr 2014

Portland Press Limited has signed an agreement to move its sector-leading journals, including the Biochemical Journal, Clinical Science and Bioscience Reports, to the HighWire Open Platform.

The new journal sites will see more than 10,000 pages of research published annually and a catalogue of papers dating back 100 years hosted on HighWire by mid-2015.

The HighWire Open Platform will provide a flexible publishing platform designed to adapt to the latest advances in online publishing; support of key industry standards, such as CrossMark, FundRef, COUNTER and ORCID; improved article discoverability and integration with services such as Google Scholar, PubMed and Web of Science; and inter-journal linking that will allow subscribers access to cited references and sources from other HighWire-hosted journal articles.

The agreement will see all journals published by Portland Press Ltd move to HighWire by mid-2015, including the Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Bioscience Reports and Clinical Science.

According to Kate Baillie, Managing Director of Portland Press Ltd and Chief Executive of the Biochemical Society, the not-for-profit owner of Portland Press Ltd, this agreement will also benefit clients of Portland Customer Services, a division of Portland Press Ltd. Under the agreement, Portland Customer Services can provide its clients hosting services, as part of the range of membership, fulfilment and support services they offer to learned societies, professional associations and the publishing industry.

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HighWire releases COUNTER 4 Usage Reports
- 20 Feb 2014

Institutional usage reports for the publications hosted on the HighWire platform will include the latest COUNTER Code of Practice metrics from 2014 onward.

COUNTER is a set of standards that facilitates the recording and reporting of online usage statistics, used by librarians, publishers, and various intermediaries. The COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 4, provides a broad view of how users engage with subscribed content, including new data for time-period usage, Institutional Archive Access, Journal DOI's, and Proprietary Identifiers.

In addition to updates to the previous COUNTER reports that administrators have come to rely on (JR1, JR1a, JR3, JR4, CR1 & BR2), HighWire now offers the following COUNTER R4 reports: Journal Report 1 GOA (JR1goa) - Number of successful Gold Open Access full-text article requests by month and journal; Journal Report 2 (JR2) - Access denied to full-text articles by month, journal and category; Journal Report 5 (JR5) - Number of successful full-text article requests by year of publication (YOP) and journal; Book Report 4 (BR4) - Access denied to content items by month, platform, and category; and Platform Report 1 (PR1) - Total searches, result clicks and record views by month and platform.

Along with the inclusion of the new COUNTER Code of Practice, library administrators should notice significant improvements to the performance and layout of the usage reporting tools in the 'For Librarians' section of the HighWire portal (http://highwire.stanford.edu/librarians), which should make viewing monthly usage statistics more intuitive and comprehensive.

The HighWire portal provides a central place where librarians can manage cross-publisher subscription tasks, such as: download monthly usage stats (manually or automatically via SUSHI protocols); maintain institutional IP addresses; establish OpenURL link resolvers; set subscription expiration alerts; and quickly find answers to FAQ's provided by publications.

HighWire offers altmetrics integration to publications hosted on HighWire Open Platform
- 14 Feb 2014

Stanford University's HighWire Press and Altmetric LLP have announced the completion of an agreement to offer altmetrics integration to publications hosted on the HighWire Open Platform.

This new agreement will enable leading publications on HighWire to join publishers such as the National Academy of Sciences and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in displaying Altmetric data beside their research articles online.

Developed as a complementary measure to the traditional tools of citation and download counts, altmetrics have gained traction in recent years as a more immediate method of monitoring and analysing the dissemination of a research article.

Altmetric.com tracks a variety of sources, including news, social media, bookmarking and peer-review forums, to provide data on the online activity surrounding a research article. This activity, or 'mentions', are then displayed visually via the Altmetric 'donut' - and assigned a score based on the volume, source and author of the mentions. Readers can click through to view the original mention and explore the news stories, tweets, blogs and more for themselves.

This data is valuable to authors and readers alike as they attempt to gain an understanding of the wider dissemination of the research, and enables them to join in the online conversation amongst audiences they may not otherwise have been aware of.

Publishers with an interest in adding altmetrics data to their journal articles are encouraged to contact their HighWire Press representative.

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AIP Publishing and Publishing Technology launch next generation of AIP’s Scitation site
- 06 Feb 2014

AIP Publishing LLC, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), and Publishing Technology have launched the next generation of AIP's Scitation site, serving hundreds of thousands of scientists worldwide.

Launched on a new custom platform developed using Publishing Technology's pub2web hosting solution, AIP Publishing and seven AIP Member Societies are now housing nearly a million articles from 47 journals, as well as conference proceedings, standards and blogs. The site also hosts Physics Today, AIP's flagship magazine.

Content on the new platform is semantically enriched using the Scitation thesaurus of 7,500 terms, which can be searched and browsed across Scitation's publishers and content types enabling smarter discoverability. Moreover, concept boosting, a unique search feature of the pub2web platform driven by semantic tagging, means that subject homepages are bumped to the top of search results, directing Scitation users to information hubs for accessing associated content and creating unique resource collections.

Further features of the site are designed to improve user experience, including article-level metrics and comment functionality, social network integration, and search and browse options by author and affiliation. Extensive semantic enrichment will enable article pages to suggest related content, and cross-publication author page generation offers new opportunities for author promotion and visibility.

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HighWire Press and JBJS, Inc. announce expanded partnership
- 19 Nov 2013

Stanford University's HighWire Press has announced an expansion of their partnership with JBJS, Inc., with the migration of the growing suite of JBJS titles to the HighWire Open Platform.

By mid-2014, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and the JBJS Archive, will sit alongside JBJS Reviews, their forthcoming journal on the HighWire platform. The highly regarded orthopaedic journals will have integrated CME and will include new designs utilising HighWire's flexible Drupal architecture in an easy-to-read format optimised for tablet, mobile, and online usage.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) has been a valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for over 100 years and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field. The Journal is published twice a month with a comprehensive PDF archive dating back to 1889. JBJS, Inc. also publishes JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, JBJS Reviews, and CME and professional development products.

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EMBO announces new publishing platform in partnership with HighWire Press
- 31 Oct 2013

HighWire and EMBO have announced the December launch of EMBO Press, a new publishing platform for The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine, providing opportunities for the future development of the journals.

It is expected that EMBO Press will strengthen the policies of the EMBO journals to encourage transparency in the publication process and help researchers make better use of scientific data. In addition, all four journals are being redesigned to maximise online functionality and access.

The announcement coincides with a new partnership with HighWire and an expanded publishing agreement with Wiley that come into immediate effect. Wiley has published EMBO Molecular Medicine since 2009. As one of the world's leading publishers of academic content, it will provide invaluable support for editorial production and international marketing of the four EMBO scientific journals.

HighWire is at the forefront of digital scholarly publishing. Many leading journals in the life sciences rely on its community-based strengths and its track record for technological support and innovation, including access to third party developers.

EMBO Press will include enhanced options for publishing source data, and rendering the data presented in figures more usable and discoverable. Researchers will be able to customise and optimise their reader experience. Restructuring the way papers are presented will obviate the need for a separate supplementary information section.

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Choice Reviews Online: Version 3.0 launches on HighWire Open Platform
- 31 Jul 2013

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, and CHOICE, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, have announced the launch of Choice Reviews Online: Version 3.0 on the HighWire Open Platform. The latest version of CHOICE's popular discovery and reference tool, CRO3 includes a comprehensive collection of reviews and other timely editorial content from the CHOICE editors.

Choice Reviews Online is the go-to resource for thousands of collection development librarians who rely on CHOICE's experienced, expert reviewers when making buying decisions from among the vast list of new scholarly works published each year. Highly selective, CHOICE publishes concise, critical, and authoritative reviews of more than 7,000 new titles a year, spanning the entire liberal arts and sciences curriculum. CHOICE reviews are widely recognized by publishers, librarians, and authors as a benchmark of quality.

Choice Reviews Online 3.0 takes advantage of the flexibility, discovery and advanced search options of HighWire's Open Platform to offer integrated search options, allowing users to discover content in both the reviews and features sections; rich linking capabilities, both to external book content, and to internal related reviews, features and comments; 'Browse the Book' links in the Publisher's Choice Online program, allowing readers to view full book content; full compliance with academic web standards such as COUNTER, OpenURL and DOI's; and expanded social media sharing options, and moderated user commenting.

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HighWire Press and Tizra announce strategic partnership
- 16 Jul 2013

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced a strategic partnership with Tizra to extend ebook functionality and integration to the HighWire Open Platform.

Combining an intuitive web control panel with uniquely integrated content remixing, ecommerce, SEO and mobile web capabilities, Tizra empowers content owners to respond quickly to market feedback and build brands that will hold up over the long haul. With the addition of Tizra's ebook reader features, HighWire publishers can now blend books alongside their e-journals, offering an integrated cross-content solution that falls into the reader's natural workflow.

With help from Tizra, HighWire's expanded ebook solution offers easy-to-read display, chapter navigation and page views, focusing on the page-turning experience; social sharing options (Twitter, Facebook, bookmarking) at the page level; increased discoverability through search engine optimisation and the ability to provide readers with cross-content recommendations; mobile optimisation using responsive and adaptive design to support access and viewing on smartphones and tablets; and intuitive tools available to editorial staff giving them direct control over content updates.

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HighWire Press and GeoScienceWorld expands journals partnership
- 30 May 2013

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, and GeoScienceWorld (GSW) have announced a significant expansion of their journals partnership through a new integrated eBooks platform built on the HighWire Open Platform.

The GSW eBooks Collections claims to be the first non-profit, multi-publisher eBooks platform devoted to the study of the earth sciences. It will include more than 1,000 scholarly titles at launch with library-preferred purchasing and access models and the latest technologies from HighWire, including mobile access, faceted and map-based searching, metadata-driven content recommendations, and social sharing tools. Library trials will be available in January with public product release in May 2014.

With the addition of eBooks to its 45 geoscience journals and AGI's GeoRef, GSW will provide much of the most respected earth science content with sophisticated integration, search, and discovery capabilities. The organisation's mission is to expand global access to scholarly resources using the most useful and effective research tools. As a non-profit, GSW strives to deliver value without commercial markups. GSW's journals archive, for example, is provided to current subscribers free of charge.

The move comes on top of a related project slated for October 2013, the beta release of OpenGeoSci, a cyber-infrastructure and map-based discovery platform, which will provide free, geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other data assets from an ever-expanding collection of public and proprietary journals, eBooks, and other vetted research resources.

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HighWire Press to host British Journal of General Practice
- 02 May 2013

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, and the Royal College of General Practitioners have announced a strategic agreement to develop and host the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) on the HighWire Open Platform.

A highly respected peer-reviewed journal, the BJGP claims to be one of the world's most highly cited journals of general practice and primary healthcare. The new site on HighWire will offer its readers a flexible and user-friendly online experience including a dedicated mobile website, Shibboleth authentication, and full text pdf archives back to 1953.

The British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing articles of interest to family practitioners and primary care researchers worldwide. As the publishing arm of the Royal College of General Practitioners, BJGP is one of the world's most highly cited journals of general practice and primary healthcare.

HighWire Press provides the latest in digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly community through its HighWire Open Platform. A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire partners with influential societies, university presses, and other independent publishers, sharing ideas and innovations in publishing, and producing definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content.

IOS Press and TERI Press sign hosting agreement for three journals
- 18 Apr 2013

STM publisher IOS Press, Netherlands, and TERI Press have reached an agreement to make TERI Press journals available through IOS Press. Metapress, IOS Press' online journal platform, will now host three of the TERI Press journals.

These journals are: the International Journal of Regulation and Governance, the Journal of Resource, Energy and Development and World Digital Library - An international Journal.

TERI Press is the publishing arm of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a premier research institute in the areas of energy, environment, and sustainable development. The Press publishes academic journals and magazines, and several newsletters. According to Yogesh Chander of TERI Press, the prime purpose of venturing with IOS Press is to distribute this valuable information to the suitable target audience.

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ADHA launches Journal of Dental Hygiene on HighWire
- 17 Apr 2013

The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) has announced that the Journal of Dental Hygiene (JDH) has launched on the HighWire Open Platform.

The Journal of Dental Hygiene is the premier, peer-reviewed scientific research publication for dental hygienists. Starting in 2013, as part of the transition to HighWire, JDH will begin publishing six issues per year.

At the forefront of strategic scholarly publishing, HighWire Press provides the latest in digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly community through its HighWire Open Platform. A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire partners with influential societies, university presses, and other independent publishers, sharing ideas and innovations in publishing, and producing definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content.

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Project MUSE partners with HighWire Press
- 04 Apr 2013

The Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) has reached an agreement with Stanford University's HighWire Press to transition to the HighWire Open Platform as the new digital hosting and delivery platform for Project MUSE.

Over the past year, JHUP and its digital publishing unit Project MUSE have conducted an extensive search for a technology partner to assist in expanding the capacity of Project MUSE to support its current content offering and allow MUSE to pursue opportunities in developing new products, business models and service offerings for its growing community of more than 200 publishers and 2700 libraries.

HighWire's history tracks very closely with that of Project MUSE, with similar missions and both having launched in 1995. Several of HighWire's publishing partners (Duke University Press, The Oxford University Press, and the University of Wisconsin Press) also have content on the MUSE platform.

The successful expansion of the Project MUSE publishing programme is highly dependent on an advanced delivery infrastructure that combines rich functionality, customisability and a collaborative relationship with an innovative vendor of proven track record such as HighWire. This relationship will enable Project MUSE to create new products, incorporate new content types such as online references, foster personalisation and collaboration, and continue to provide a sustainable model for libraries, publishers and researchers.

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AARC launches Respiratory Care journal and app on HighWire
- 22 Mar 2013

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has announced the launch of Respiratory Care on the HighWire Open Platform. Respiratory Care is the official science journal of the AARC. The monthly peer-reviewed journal publishes articles pertaining to disorders affecting the cardiorespiratory system, including their diagnostic assessment, monitoring, prevention, and management, with an emphasis on improving all aspects of the care of individuals affected by respiratory disease.

The enhanced site on HighWire has greatly improved access to AARC members and readers with many more features and services that can only be offered online. One of the key decisions regarding the move to HighWire was the quality of the user experience on mobile devices, especially HighWire's Full Text iOS App. Its rich set of features includes a configurable user interface, full-issue downloads, push notifications, and robust advertising capabilities, all of which were critical components in the decision to use HighWire.

HighWire's commitment to making content accessible across the widest array of devices possible - desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet - is evident by the flexibility of the HighWire Open Platform and demonstrated in over 1,000 mobile websites, a market-leading full text OS app, and soon-to-be-released Android app.

Respiratory Care embraces an online format that is quick and easy to use, offering intuitive and enhanced discoverability and cross-publisher linking. In addition to the mobile optimised versions, the new site includes the popular Open Forum Abstracts from the AARC annual meetings, as well as podcasts summarizing papers published in each issue of the journal.

AAAS / Science and HighWire Press renew long-standing relationship
- 08 Feb 2013

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced its decision to renew its relationship with long-standing ePublishing partner, HighWire Press.

AAAS's reputation as a pioneer in scientific publishing comes from more than 150 years of a mission-driven goal to advance science and serve society. Since 1995, as one of HighWire's first society partners, and now into the future, the two organisations will continue to share a collegial and collaborative working relationship, exploring new ways to innovate in the scientific marketplace.

AAAS has long been a distinguished source of content for their members and the scientific communities they serve. Over the years of working with HighWire, AAAS has created a series of connected digital assets, from the prestigious and multi-media content of Science, to experimenting with topical Knowledge Environments, to reaching new users with leading research news and career sources.

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HighWire renews consortia sales support agreement with Dragonfly
- 01 Feb 2013

HighWire, a division of Stanford University, has renewed its consortia sales support agreement with Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting. The aim is to renew their commitment to support scholarly publishers in their efforts to reach library consortia in accessing a collection of high-impact life science content from the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG). Dragonfly, led by Tom Taylor, offers sales and marketing services to academic publishing companies, societies and libraries internationally.

Working together with local sales agents during the past 18 months, Dragonfly, HighWire and 23 HighWire-affiliated publishers have provided access to top research to over 950 institutions throughout the world, over 30 consortia from the UK (JISC) to Sweden (BIBSAM), and from Korea (KESLI) to Australia (CAUL).

Publishers who work with HighWire typically run separate subscriber databases. The ISPG cross-publisher consortia support project seeks to provide a seamless solution to the often complex nature of negotiating and managing titles from autonomous publishers. With this offering, librarians may negotiate titles collectively and gather their readers' COUNTER usage reports across their entire consortium using a consolidated series of accounts on the HighWire portal.

Among the dedicated group of HighWire-affiliated publishers who benefit from this cooperative arrangement are the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Nutrition, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society of Animal Science, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Plant Biologists and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Others include BioScientifica, British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery, Company of Biologists, Duke University Press, European Respiratory Society, FASEB, Genetics Society of America, Project Hope (Health Affairs), Royal College of Psychiatrists, Society for the Study of Reproduction and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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Duke University Press and HighWire Press expand partnership to include e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
- 18 Jan 2013

Duke University Press and HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, have announced a major expansion of their partnership to include the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Beginning with the 2014 collection, e-Duke Books, an annual collection of at least 100 new electronic books published by Duke University Press as well as more than 1,500 backlist titles, will move to HighWire's Open Platform and the newly developed Folio e-book solution.

With the launch of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection on HighWire, Duke University Press's readers and library subscribers will benefit from HighWire's long record of innovation and reliability. The integrated platform will connect users with content more effectively by incorporating searching across all of Duke's publications - not only e-books but their highly ranked journals as well.

Key features of the e-Duke Books collection on Folio will include a device-friendly reading experience, viewable in PDF and mobile-optimised e-reader formats; toll-free inter-content access to cited material also hosted by HighWire, including journal articles from Duke, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Publications; and increased content granularity for better discovery, sharing, and navigating.

All e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection content will be available on the new platform in December 2013. The current 2013 collection will be unaffected by this change and will continue to be hosted by ebrary through the end of this year. Throughout 2013, e-Duke Books customers will receive frequent communications to ensure a smooth and timely transition.

Acumen Publishing joins Metapress hosting platform
- 09 Jan 2013

MetaPress, a hosting service for academic content, has announced its recent association with Acumen Publishing. Metapress is ready to meet Acumen's speed-to-market needs by first hosting the publisher's content on the new Metapress Essential platform before launching the publisher's new online publishing platform, which is scheduled for deployment in spring 2013.

Hosting Acumen e-journals on Metapress Essential while the standard publisher website is in development provides a unique edge that allows Acumen to make articles available immediately online to researchers. The publisher will be able to offer instant access to subscribers as well as attract new customers through subscription and pay-per-view sales at Metapress Essential.

In business since 2000, Metapress became the industry's first content-management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types. The service offers a wide range of commercial models - from annual subscriptions to journals to short-term article rentals. Metapress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

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HighWire incorporates article-level metrics with ImpactStory
- 19 Dec 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has entered into a strategic collaboration with ImpactStory, a researcher led, non-profit organisation with a drive to help redefine the impact of research articles.

Article level metrics monitor the conversations around an article, as a complement to citation reports which measure a journal's overall impact. ImpactStory aggregates impact data – the number of times an article is accessed and mentioned in editorials, news, tweets and blogs, as well as bookmarked, favourited, and recommended, in addition to those cited by another research paper, from sources such as CrossRef, Mendeley and PubMed.

As part of the collaboration with ImpactStory, HighWire will manage the relationship on behalf of the participating publishers on the HighWire Open Platform, registering articles and displaying these metrics on their online journal and book sites.

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HighWire and Rievent partner to deliver enhanced CME/CE product
- 01 Nov 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced a partnership with Rievent to provide a new continuing education (CME/CE) solution designed to provide a superior online learning experience for accredited activities. The combination of the two capabilities includes intuitive production, administrative, and reporting tools for publishers and societies.

Since 1998, HighWire has offered CME/CE products to publishers, integrating seamlessly with their HighWire-hosted journal articles, book chapters and study guides. The new HighWire-Rievent CME/CE product will build on the current features, with its mobile-optimised interface and email alerts, enhanced with Rievent's outcomes analysis, powerful metrics reporting and analytics, and flexible ecommerce options.

HighWire/Rievent-affiliated publishers will leverage their high-quality online content with advanced educational technologies. This innovative product will allow publishers and societies to fulfill their educational mission objectives, improve the user experience for their members and subscribers, and simplify their workflow.

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Metapress announces addition of Practical Action Publishing
- 18 Oct 2012

MetaPress, a hosting service for academic content, has announced the addition of Practical Action Publishing, a subsidiary company of Practical Action, to the list of publishers who have recently signed agreements for services from Metapress.

Practical Action Publishing publishes both journals and books and is focused on using sustainable technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men from around the world.

A division of EBSCO Industries Inc., Metapress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types; the service offers a variety of commercial models — from annual subscriptions to journals to short-term article rentals. Metapress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

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Metapress unveils the Essential platform to support small publishers
- 15 Oct 2012

MetaPress, a hosting service for academic content, has announced the Metapress Essential platform to support smaller publishers. This new platform allows small publishers to receive the same features that enable large publishers to launch an online presence and manage content.

The Essential platform is part of the Metapress service portfolio that includes Standard and Tailor Made services.

In business since 2000, Metapress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types. The service offers a variety of commercial models — from annual subscriptions to journals to short-term article rentals.

Metapress, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

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Metapress launches new mobile-optimised platform - Metapress Mobile
- 11 Oct 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content as well as humanities and social sciences, has announced the launch of Metapress Mobile. This new mobile-optimised platform allows publishers to present their content attractively, while offering pairing for up to five devices and the ability to return to the most recently viewed items from any paired device.

Metapress Mobile is part of all three levels of service offered by Metapress: Essential, Standard, and Tailor Made.

In business since 2000, Metapress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types. The service offers a variety of commercial models — from annual subscriptions to journals to short term article rentals. Metapress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

Metapress is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc.

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Academy of Management launches new AOM Publications Portal on HighWire Open Platform
- 31 Aug 2012

The Academy of Management (AOM) has announced the launch of the new AOM Publications portal on the HighWire Open Platform. With this move, the AOM titles on the HighWire Open Platform embrace an online format that is quick and easy to use, offering greater discoverability, potential for innovation and personalization options.

The AOM Publications Portal on HighWire brings news and member highlights to the forefront, offers improved access to journal content, and makes tools and resources easier to find and use.

AOM members will have access to the complete AOM archive, latest journal issues, and In-Press articles. Members may also set up personalised alerts, download citations to their citation manager, and view exclusive content collections of select AOM articles.

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MetaPress appoints Mark Carden as Business Development Director for Europe
- 30 Aug 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content as well as humanities and social sciences, has announced that it has retained Mark Carden to act as director of sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Carden is a technology and education consultant with more than 15 years experience in business development for scholarly content, software and service providers. Carden will continue as principal consultant at Naughton Consulting Ltd.

Carden is an experienced executive and consultant with over fifteen years of expertise in publishing and education technology, including senior roles at Publishing Technology, Ingram Digital and Dynix. He has a further fifteen years of experience in project management and information technology, working at blue chip companies such as Accenture and Barclays. He is a Principal Consultant at Naughton Consulting Ltd., which provides consulting and interim services to clients in education, publishing, libraries, financial services and government.

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience that appreciates the high quality of client services offered by the company. Currently, MetaPress provides services and support to more than 200 publishers, serving as a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace. Services include content management, Web hosting, custom branded website development, and e-commerce support. MetaPress is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a diversified company founded in 1944.

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MetaPress announces addition of Zeta Books and Manchester University Press
- 21 Aug 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content as well as humanities and social sciences, has announced the addition of Zeta Books and Manchester University Press to the list of publishers who have recently signed agreements for services from MetaPress.

Zeta Books, located in Bucharest, has the mission of providing humanities content in both print and electronic formats at affordable prices. Their editorial board includes scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, history of art, and theology. Zeta Books also publishes several journals. MetaPress was also selected recently by Manchester University Press to host both journal and eBook content.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry’s first content management system with dimensional navigation across a wide range of content types. The company offers a variety of commercial models, from annual subscriptions to journals to short-time article rentals. MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

HighWire appoints Hugh Blackbourn to lead customer support team in the UK
- 16 Aug 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced the appointment of Hugh Blackbourn as Senior Publication Manager, leading HighWire's customer support team based in the UK.

Hugh is an experienced publisher, having spent nearly 4 years as Head of Publishing for the Wellcome Trust, where he was responsible for all web and print publications profiling the Trust's activities. While at Wellcome Trust, he helped formulate the proposal that would become eLife, a researcher-led digital publication to be hosted on HighWire later this year.

Prior to working at the Wellcome Trust, Hugh was a publisher at Nature Publishing Group, where he led the Nature Reviews collection of journals (2004‐2007), launched Nature Protocols, and later led the Nature Life Sciences collection of journals (2007‐2008).

Hugh is a biologist by training, with a PhD from Reading University followed by postdoctoral research at both Reading and Cambridge University. He left academia to become the launch Editor of Trends in Plant Science, and subsequently became the Managing Editor of a range of Trends titles.

HighWire Press appoints Tara Robenalt as Director of Product Management
- 12 Jul 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced the appointment of Tara Robenalt as the Director of Product Management.

Brought on to extend the combination of vision and execution with timely and cutting-edge products, Robenalt comes to HighWire with extensive product management experience at software companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a degree in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Tara began her career at Oracle.

Most recently, she was the Director of Publishing Solutions at IXL Learning, an online learning company where she led the development of three successful e-learning B2B and B2C products from concept to launch, including an online books platform that serves K-12 and higher education markets. She also managed strategic relationships with textbook publishing partners, including Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Wiley.

HighWire develops and delivers a wide range of web products designed to enhance the dissemination of research communication. From the launch of 1000's of mobile optimised websites and suite of mobile apps to interactive tools that analyse user behaviour, HighWire is responsive to its customers' need for innovative new products.

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Allen Press offers mobile optimisation for its online journal hosting platform, Pinnacle
- 21 Jun 2012

Publishing services provider Allen Press, Inc., US, is offering mobile optimisation for its online journal hosting platform, Pinnacle. Pinnacle for Mobile enables publishers to present content attractively across all major mobile platforms while controlling access from the institution out to the end users and their devices. The use of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript makes it possible for content to display on most mobile devices, including those operating on iOS, Android, and RIM.

Device pairing is a key component of Pinnacle for Mobile. This feature allows institutional users to gain access through their mobile device while maintaining accurate usage statistics for institutions. This is projected to be a must-have for publishers who derive significant revenue from libraries and other institutional subscribers.

Pinnacle and Pinnacle for Mobile are seen to be ideal for society publishers who want to offer a robust feature set to their readers without the investment required for a custom site build or technical staff. Websites can be launched quickly and reinforce the brand identity of the society throughout the user experience. Pinnacle hosts full-text XML files in addition to PDFs, image files, and supplemental data.

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eLife selects HighWire platform for new OA journal
- 13 Jun 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced that it has been selected by eLife, the new funder-researcher collaboration in science communication, as the platform for the latter’s new open access journal for life and biomedical science.

First announced in summer 2011, eLife is a researcher-led initiative for the best in science and science communication. Backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, the initiative's first aim is to launch an open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, which is also a platform for experimentation and showcasing innovation in research communication.

Set for launch in late 2012, the eLife journal will be a platform for maximising the reach and influence of new discoveries and to showcase new approaches to the presentation, use, and assessment of research. As an open-access journal, eLife will deliver access to content for free, online, immediately on publication, and will encourage maximum possible reach and utility of the content by publishing under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which is emerging as the gold standard for open‐access publishing.

eLife will take full advantage of HighWire's Open Platform, its strategic consulting services, and community networking opportunities. The technology behind the platform offers eLife the flexibility to use open-source tools such as Drupal to develop the front-end display – to create widgets, mobile versions, interactive commentary, semantic enrichment, and more.

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SAGE Publications and HighWire renew partnership
- 24 May 2012

SAGE Publications, IPG's 2012 Publisher of the Year, has announced the renewal of its strategic partnership with HighWire Press and their electronic publishing organisation. SAGE cited HighWire's versatility, scalability, and the support of its highly capable publication management team as key deciding factors in renewing its contract.

Since partnering with HighWire in 2004, SAGE Journals has doubled the number of titles they publish online, currently more than 660 journals from 225 learned societies, including more than 170 Science, Technology and Medicine titles. With HighWire's speed and efficiency, SAGE is able to go from signing a new society partner, to launching their journal on the HighWire platform in a very short time frame.

SAGE was honored recently with the Independent Publisher's Guild (IPG) Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2012 award, due to their 'thoroughly professional publishing programme, wide-ranging digital activity, high production standards and sharp global strategies.

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Massachusetts Medical Society to re-launch Journal Watch on the HighWire Open Platform
- 15 May 2012

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, has elected to refresh and re-launch Journal Watch on the HighWire Open Platform.

Journal Watch has been a partner with HighWire since it first launched its online presence in 1995. The journal covers the most important medical research, news, and current developments, including new therapies and public health alerts, from its surveillance and expert commentary of the primary medical literature.

Once offering 13 different sites in specialty topics from Cardiology to Women's Health, the new Journal Watch will be repositioned as a single source of wide-ranging medical information on the HighWire Open Platform. This new architecture enables unprecedented content flexibility and visibility and offers innovative opportunities for readers to customise and engage with a broad scope of content.

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MetaPress announces three new levels of service for publishers
- 18 Apr 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content, has announced three targeted product offerings to meet the needs of publishers, regardless of size.

The three levels of service - Tailor-Made, Standard, and Essential - target the particular needs of large and small publishers.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format.

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience. Currently, the company provides services and support to more than 200 publishers, serving as a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace. Services include content management, web hosting, custom branded website development, and e-commerce support.

Royal College of Physicians partners with HighWire to build and host its journal, Clinical Medicine
- 18 Apr 2012

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has announced a new partnership with HighWire Press to build and host its flagship, peer reviewed journal, Clinical Medicine.

Advanced features on the HighWire ePublishing platform, which include seamless cross-linking between articles and journals, increased user engagement, customisable email alerts, user-friendly browsing tools, improved visibility and reach, will enable readers of the journal to get the most out of the limited time they have available for reading.

HighWire's refined reporting features and the mobile and mini-site options that are an integral part of HighWire's Open Platform, were also on the RCP's radar as they considered their future direction.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) aims to ensure high-quality care for patients by promoting the highest standards of medical practice. It provides and sets standards in clinical practice and education and training, conducts assessments and examinations, assures quality through external audit programmes, supports doctors in their practice of medicine, and advises the government, public and the profession on healthcare issues. Founded in 1518, the RCP now has over 26,000 members in the UK and across the world.

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American Physiological Society and HighWire Press renew partnership
- 28 Mar 2012

Non- profit publisher the American Physiological Society (APS) has announced that it has renewed its partnership with HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries.

The APS is a non-profit organisation publishing 13 widely acclaimed scholarly journals covering all aspects of physiology. As a pro-active voice in the biomedical scientist community, APS is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a founding member of the DC Principles for Free Access to Science, and embraces social media in many formats.

By continuing as a strategic partner with HighWire, APS has the flexibility both now and in the future to direct the evolution of their site, their products, and their offerings.

The HighWire Open Platform encourages publishers to think outside the journal. As electronic publishing matures, grows and changes, HighWire continues to rise to its path finding role in working closely with the community to devise new and novel ways to disseminate and enrich content, enhance discoverability, and offer co-development opportunities.

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HighWire launches 1000th mobile website
- 13 Mar 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced the launch of its one thousandth mobile website. This milestone was achieved in just over a year from the initial deployment of the HighWire Mobile Web product.

The latest mobile site to launch on HighWire is the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (ajrccm.atsjournals.org), a publication of the American Thoracic Society. When a reader uses their smartphone device – iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, or BlackBerry – to access any of the ATS journals, they are automatically directed to the mobile-optimised version of the site.

HighWire's Mobile Web interface offers features such as streamlined display for small screens and cellular networks; current content, archived and 'ahead of print' material; abstract, extract, full text and PDF made available; mobile-friendly search page; standard authentication and sign-in options; article email sharing; journal branding and aesthetics; and support for advertising and custom buttons.

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HighWire Press appoints Kathy Law to support UK and European customers
- 28 Feb 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced that industry insider Kathy Law has joined the HighWire team to support UK and European customers.

Kathy comes to HighWire with many connections in the global publishing marketplace, where she has been networking and selling within the Academic and STM community for book, journal and electronic product services for many years. She is a member of the ALPSP Professional Development Committee and has also worked with ICEDIS who work to improve EDI communications throughout the publishing supply chain.

Kathy comes to HighWire from Macmillan Publishing Solutions, where her role as Business Development Manager for the UK and EU territories covered sales, product development and efficiency solutions. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as Sales Manager with Turpin Distribution Services, a book and journal fulfillment operation, and was with Little, Brown as their Sales Manager for the UK Territory.

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The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery and HighWire Press launch new portal for orthopaedic community
- 22 Feb 2012

The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery and HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, have launched a new portal, boneandjoint.org.uk, for the orthopaedic community.

The new online 'knowledge hub' seamlessly integrates a variety of resources from a user-centric point of view. Bone & Joint offers orthopaedic specialists tools, services and content, including the newly redesigned Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British Volume), JBJS (Br), to help them excel in their research and clinical practices, by making readily available the information they need in one central place.

The new portal site is at the forefront of orthopaedic education, incorporating relevant and trusted research, with leading publications such as the JBJS (Br), together with expert commentary and opinion and new educational resources.

The new Bone & Joint portal features faceted search functionality, embedded with links to the semantic web and with the ability to search by specialty and/or media type; personalisation options keyed to the reader's orthopaedic subspecialty; training support with Exam Corner, CME, Journal clubs and specialty-based summaries; online media tools and a multimedia library with both video and audio formats; author profiling feature aimed to build global visibility; and semantically driven recommendation services.

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HighWire Press announces key appointments
- 05 Jan 2012

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced the appointment of Bill Matthews as Director of Business Development, and Ed Braniff as Chief Operations Officer. The staff structural expansion is designed to further enhance HighWire’s organisational focus on innovation, community and customer service.

In his new role, Matthews will be responsible for the business development activities at HighWire including sales, marketing and strategic partnerships. With 25 years of experience and progressive responsibility in sales, marketing research, online publishing, and information industries, Matthews brings an outstanding pedigree of business practices to HighWire consisting of a consultative communication style, customer-focus approach, and a high degree of ethical standards.

He has held executive management positions at several online publishing technology companies, most recently at NetSeer, a web-based technology company focused on understanding user intent within a semantic framework. He also served as VP of Business Development at TACODA and had a successful term at I/PRO, the internet’s first website traffic verification service.

Edward Braniff has stepped up to take on the role of Chief Operations Officer at HighWire. Ed has been a consultant at HighWire since June 2011, working directly with HighWire’s Managing Director, and has been an integral part of HighWire's operational excellence and customer support initiatives.

Most recently, Ed has held senior level positions with a technology startup in Virginia and as the CFO for Cedar Group North America, the Financial Director of the company in London, and the Chief Operating Officer of North American operations. Ed has also provided interim management and held CFO, President and CEO positions in the automotive and packaging industry in the US and in Israel.

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American Institute of Physics and Publishing Technology partner to develop next generation Scitation
- 01 Dec 2011

AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), has announced a partnership with UK-based publishing-specific software solutions provider Publishing Technology plc to build the next generation of AIP's Scitation, scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The new custom platform will be developed using Publishing Technology's pub2web hosting solution. The new platform will enable AIP and its member societies to house an impressive portfolio of journals and conference proceedings as well as the Physics Today magazine and historical documents from AIP's Physics Resources Center.

Designed to put users at the center, combining a flexible and extensible architecture with sophisticated information commerce, leading-edge semantic technology and industry standards, the pub2web interface will provide the research community with new opportunities for collaboration and discovery. During the design phases, the user community will be engaged through focus groups, dialogue, training and usability testing. Authors, readers and librarians can expect a seamless transition, new interactive communities and an overall enhanced user experience tailored to their specific needs.

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HighWire Press to host ECS Digital Library
- 30 Nov 2011

The US' Electrochemical Society (ECS) has announced that it has awarded the hosting of its ECS Digital Library (ECS DL) to Stanfords University's HighWire Press, with a launch date anticipated for June 2012.

It has been noted that ECS' peer-reviewed journals have consistently ranked among the top international publications in their field (based on ISI Science Citation Index criteria). Its proceedings and extended meeting abstracts are said to provide scientists with a first look into current research. HighWire will not only be hosting ECS's legacy content of more than 75,000 papers and abstracts, but is expected to also offer a new set of opportunities for visibility and discoverability for future research published by the Society.

With more than 80 years of high-impact research and discovery, the ECS DL currently includes the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES), Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters (ESL), ECS Transactions (ECST), Interface, and Meeting Abstracts.

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GeoScienceWorld portal made available with HighWire's Open Platform tech
- 22 Nov 2011

Non-profit organisation GeoScienceWorld (GSW) has announced a set of major portal upgrades. GSW's 40 journals will be delivered in an XML environment supported by HighWire's Open Platform technology. While the bulk of the platform changes are infrastructural and will be invisible to users, GSW is simultaneously releasing its new branded look and feel for the site and a new suite of user tools, including Google Maps-enabled advanced searching.

On the front end, the new three-column site design greatly enhances content visibility and discoverability for users. A goal of the design is to keep users in context as they conduct their research. Behind the scenes, the new HighWire infrastructure is designed to cooperate with emerging web services and technologies, as well as to comply with proven industry standards for content delivery.

GSW seeks to make earth science research easily and economically available on the Internet. The platform hosts 40 peer-reviewed geoscience journals from 26 global publishers.

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HighWire to increase delivery of mobile-optimised sites to over 900 by year-end
- 27 Oct 2011

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced that it will increase its delivery of mobile-optimised sites from 600 to over 900 by the end of 2011. This is seen to expand the opportunities for the community of HighWire affiliated publishers to extend their content and readership in new directions through smartphones and tablets. The move follows the latest release of the company's mobile platform.

The HighWire Open Platform architecture seeks to provide the flexibility needed to deliver mobile sites, mobile apps, mini-sites and other feature-rich options for HighWire-hosted publication sites. Current capabilities in the latest HighWire Mobile release include BlackBerry support, inter-article navigation, mobile advertising, article/issue search, multi-journal interface, and voucher service integration supporting institutional tethering.

At the recent HighWire Publishers' Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., not only did HighWire unveil its new mobile features, it also showcased a series of new products, services and strategic partnership agreements. These include a partnership with TEMIS, a provider of semantic content enrichment solutions. HighWire also unveiled its comprehensive quarterly Product Development Roadmap. The Roadmap, categorised into five themes − Monetisation, Integration, Analytics, User Engagement & Discovery, and Content Enhancements − will allow HighWire‐affiliated publishers to tactically plan for technology updates and direction.

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Cancer research portals launch on HighWire's ePublishing platform
- 05 Aug 2011

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University libraries, is presenting a suite of themed portals for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a leading professional organisation representing physicians who care for people with cancer.

The subject-specific cancer portals claim to be an invaluable one-stop resource for readers seeking scientific abstracts, videos, links and other materials. For publishers, the portals offer a glimpse into the flexibility of HighWire's Open Platform to re-purpose, integrate and monetise content within and beyond their HighWire-hosted publications.

The 11 ASCO Cancer Portals seamlessly incorporate content from multiple sources. These include the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Oncology Practice, ASCO meeting sites, news and reference sources, ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines, as well as incoming links from PubMed and other relevant HighWire-hosted colleague publications. Each custom portal is focused on a targeted segment of oncology research, re-purposing content and presenting it in a way designed to reach new audiences.

The HighWire Open Platform solution set will enable publishers to re-purpose, integrate and monetise content within and beyond their HighWire-hosted publications. The ASCO custom portal mini-sites integrate up to eight different types and sources of information. This comprehensive approach is being implemented using Drupal, one of the world's most popular open source frameworks for website enhancement.

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HighWire strengthens Publication Management team
- 12 Jul 2011

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University libraries, has announced the appointment of two high profile members to its Publication Management team - Judith Barnsby, based in the UK, and Bert Carelli, at its headquarters in California.

Judith Barnsby comes to HighWire with more than 20 years of experience in electronic publishing. Working for society publishers, she managed the relationships with a broad range of publishers. As head of e-Development at IOP Publishing, she was responsible for product management of their journal delivery platform and peer review/production system. Judith is currently chair of the UK's JISC PALS group of publishers and librarians working together to solve interoperability issues, and has also been involved in CrossRef, CLOCKSS, TRANSFER, and PEER among other industry initiatives.

Bert Carelli is also a veteran of the online information industry, most recently with Access Innovations, a semantics enrichment and information management company. His previous work included leading content acquisition teams for DeepDyve, Dow Jones/Factiva and Dialog, and creating partnerships between content providers and technology companies.

HighWire is currently seeking applicants both for senior account management positions as well as technical 'on the ground' publication team specialists.

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HighWire Press and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers announce strategic partnership
- 17 May 2011

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University libraries, has announced a strategic partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The deal is to create a vibrant new digital library built and hosted upon the HighWire Publishing platform.

The overarching theme of the project is to tie together the various elements of the Society's products, including the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, SMPTE conference proceedings, and its full suite of Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines. Taxonomy development and application (for semantic enrichment purposes) are also key parts of the Digital Library initiative.

HighWire Press provides digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly publishing community. A division of the Stanford University Libraries since 1995, HighWire has partnered with influential societies, university presses, and other publishers to produce the definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content.

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HighWire Press realigns management structure, appoints Tom Rump as Managing Director
- 28 Apr 2011

HighWire Press has announced that Stanford is renewing its commitment to HighWire's success through a significant investment over two years. HighWire will focus on driving innovation and further increasing operational efficiency. Working closely with HighWire's leadership team, Michael A. Keller, University Librarian and Founder/Publisher of HighWire, has realigned the organisation's management structure and appointed Tom Rump as Managing Director.

In his new position, Rump will be expected to strengthen HighWire's management processes and further develop its strategic plans. His most recent post was as General Manager of Wolters Kluwer company CT Summation Solutions, which provides software and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions supporting enterprise content management, e-Discovery and litigation for Law Firms, Corporations and Government.

HighWire has also announced that Mark Calomeni has joined HighWire as Director of Engineering. Calomeni has a rich background in software engineering and R&D management, with experience ranging from large companies (Hewlett-Packard) to small. His most recent position was as Senior Vice President, Systems Engineering at nexTier Networks, Inc.

John Sack will continue as HighWire's Founding Director. He will focus on market assessment, client relations, technology innovation, and the kind of thought leadership and industry-forward thinking that has defined HighWire's mission since 1995.

Through the investment from Stanford University Libraries and leadership of Tom Rump, HighWire Press will accelerate its current platform and product development programmes to speed the pace of innovation in key areas, as well as continue to build operational efficiencies.

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AIP Publishing re-launches Journal of Laser Applications on the Scitation hosting platform
- 22 Mar 2011

AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), has announced the re-launch of the Laser Institute of America's Journal of Laser Applications (JLA) on AIP's innovative Scitation hosting platform. As part of a new strategic partnership agreement between the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and AIP, LIA designated AIP to publish their flagship journal on behalf of the society.

Scitation has infused JLA with a broad range of interactive features, helping users find the content they need more quickly. Researchers will discover redesigned abstract pages, including related articles, article outlines, and an article objects tab, which provides direct access to tables and figures. New table of contents pages offer expandable abstracts and keywords. JLA users will also benefit from enhanced search functions, including faceted results and intuitive search suggestions, which filter results and help them find relevant information more quickly.

In addition, JLA now features dynamic full-text HTML, including a slide-out navigation bar, inline links to references, and inline search, which reveals lists of popular related articles. JLA now also offers a streamlined mobile version of its website.

First published in 1988, Journal of Laser Applications has been a major forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the diverse applications of photonic technology, including materials processing, laser safety, and sensing and measurement.

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Data Conversion Laboratory to perform conversion project for Highwire Press
- 13 Oct 2010

Conversion services and software provider Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), US, has been selected to aid HighWire Press, a division of Stanford University Libraries, in an ongoing project to standardise files HighWire hosts online on behalf of scholarly publishers.

HighWire's original platform supported a number of SGML DTDs, including the Keton DTD, the HighWire DTD, and others. After participating in the research that ultimately gave rise to the National Library of Medicine (NLM)'s Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite as an industry standard, HighWire adopted NLM XML as its new encoding model for journal content, while continuing to support other DTDs as well. With assistance from DCL, HighWire began the process of converting all legacy content originally cast in other DTDs to this new standard.

At present, DCL is working on converting the Keton SGML files and has already converted nearly 60,000 pages. The next segment of the project involves converting over one million pages. The first 225,000 page portion is scheduled for completion in 2010, the remainder to be delivered in 2011.

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More publishers choose MetaPress for e-content hosting services
- 29 Jul 2010

MetaPress, a US-based web hosting platform service for STM content, has announced that more publishers have selected MetaPress as their e-content hosting provider. The latest publishers to launch their electronic content management and hosting services via the MetaPress platform include American Library Association; Association for Experiential Education; Council on Social Work Education; Edward Elgar Publishing; Harvard Education Publishing Group; National Council of State Boards of Nursing; NetBiblo/Groupo Biblo; The Open University; and ReVision.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format.

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience. Currently, the company provides services and support to more than 200 publishers, serving as a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace. Services include content management, Web hosting, custom branded Website development, and e-commerce support.

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American Institute of Physics launches new eBooks site for ASME
- 29 Jul 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced the launch of a new eBooks site for ASME. AIP has made numerous new enhancements to its eBooks platform, designed to lend support to the marketing of recent ASME Press titles and ASME Handbooks & Manuals. By end of 2010, ASME's catalogue of eBooks hosted on AIP's Scitation C3 platform will reach nearly 100.

In addition to the features developed at ASME's request, AIP recently added other new features including the ability to download citations in a variety of formats, such as Bibtex, Endnote, and COinS; incorporation of OpenURL, a technology for linking web users to library catalogue resources; and the ability to e-mail an excerpt of a chapter. These features have been rolled into sites AIP hosts for SPIE and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

AIP's Scitation publishing platform hosts 2,000,000 articles from 200 scholarly publications for 28 learned society publishers in physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences. Scitation's evolving next-generation platform, C3, represents today's best-of-breed technology, with an XML foundation and flexible framework for multichannel distribution of content and services.

ASME helps the global engineering community to develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organisation that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

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AIP launches new online hosting platform using Atex Polopoly Web CMS
- 13 Jul 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has released Scitation C3, an online discovery platform powered by the Atex Polopoly web content management system. The Polopoly Web CMS is said to provide the tools for AIP to integrate its publishing process with its hosting system, to build content-driven functionality, and to create new versions of its sites for use on mobile and tablet devices. Currently, the Polopoly system is hosting 12 AIP archival journals and three e-book sites, with plans to migrate all remaining AIP publications in the coming months.

AIP began using the Atex Polopoly Web CMS in 2008. The system's unified content approach is seen to allow AIP editors to publish content, create microsites, and build new web pages without requiring extensive technical expertise. The system is also observed to have given AIP a highly reliable architecture that is scalable and efficient enough to support its current and future demands. For C3, the Polopoly system provides an administration GUI (graphical user interface) control panel that lets AIP's web managers customise the entire user experience without writing a single line of code.

Scitation hosts 2 million articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 learned society publishers. C3 features an XML foundation and flexible Polopoly framework for multi-channel distribution of content and services. The system is claimed to enable publishers and end-users to interact with content from a single system, creating an environment for content producers to open up future publishing channels.

Key to C3's design is a new abstract rendering feature that includes an 'article object' browser. Subscribers can now view all tables and figures in an article directly from the abstract view, which is where many researchers begin their interaction with an article. Other elements contained in the full XML article, such as the outline and sectioning, can be surfaced on the abstract page, providing quick access to the article's content.

Moving forward, AIP will continue using Polopoly to enhance Scitation's features and functionality, including: more advanced tagging and categorisation; greater integration with popular web applications to accommodate features such as mash-ups and geographic tracking; flexible publisher tools for adding and controlling content in real time; and enriched functionality for non-journal content such as books, standards, magazines and newsletters.

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AAPM journal first to migrate to AIP's Scitation C3 platform
- 09 Jul 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced that Medical Physics, a journal from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), has gone live on Scitation C3, the next-generation hosting platform. This is the first in a projected plan by AIP to migrate all its publishing partner journals to Scitation C3 by end of 2010.

AIP made significant upgrades to the platform this year, particularly by incorporating MarkLogic Server and a Polopoly web content management system, which provide users with an XML-enabled functionality that significantly reduces discovery and reading time.

The new Medical Physics homepage includes a 'Just Published' RSS feed and 'Editor's Picks' articles, while abstracts include links for 'Related Content' and access to article objects (figures, tables, multimedia, etc.). Members and subscribers who log-in come across added tools for article objects, including the ability to export figures to PowerPoint. Mobile phone users will be automatically redirected to the streamlined mobile version of the site.

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Semantico launches dual data centre web hosting for publishers
- 04 Jun 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced that it has launched dual data centre hosting provision for publishers. Semantico already hosts and manages complex websites for several publishers. The new Brighton data centre provides flexibility for those looking for real industry expertise when choosing a hosting provider. Publishers can choose the hardware they need guided by Semantico's experience, or by their own in-house expertise.

The Semantico data centre hosts the Internet POP for Neos Networks in the South-East region of the UK, providing a tier-1 carrier grade data centre suitable for pre-live hosting, as well as test systems. For critical systems, Semantico continues its relationship with The Bunker, a former NATO nuclear bunker in Kent. The High Availability architecture Semantico has designed for the The Bunker includes the Zeus Load Balancer Cluster. This system balances the traffic going to the collection of servers that run a platform, enabling the site to run as efficiently as possible and offering end-users a fast, responsive reading experience. Providing this traffic management capability within shared infrastructure cuts the usually high implementation costs.

To ensure that any internet routing dispute or network outage will not affect the availability of publishing platforms, Semantico maintains multiple relationships with tier-1 network providers and automatically balances traffic between them to ensure high availability of bandwidth at all times.

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American Institute of Physics selects Mark Logic Server to launch Scitation C3 platform
- 01 Apr 2010

Software solutions provider Mark Logic Corporation, US, has announced that the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a non-profit scholarly publisher, has used MarkLogic Server to build its next-generation platform for hosting online publications, Scitation C³. AIP has moved its 12 archival journals to the MarkLogic-based Scitation C³ platform, which hosts 2,000,000 articles from over 200 science-related publications.

By leveraging the power of XML to slice, dice, and repurpose content, Scitation C³ significantly reduces the time for search and discovery. The platform boasts a new object browser that allows subscribers to see tables, figures, and other valuable information within an article from the abstract view. This helps physics researchers easily navigate rich content and find relevant information more quickly. MarkLogic enabled AIP to re-use content from multiple assets to offer both publishers and end users multi-channel delivery options for content and services, allowing them to be well positioned to take advantage of future publishing opportunities.

Other Scitation C³ features include full-article HTML rendering, improved visual presentation of inline math, and in-context links to references, figures, and tables. AIP now offers ‘Smart ToCs’ that allow users to further customise listings with abstract previews and the ability to hide non-relevant content. AIP has also added more search options and controls to explore content based on article type, topic, author, keyword, PACS, journal, and publication year. In addition, researchers can find information faster by highlighting a term within an article to produce a list of related content.

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AIP transfers 12 archival journals to Scitation C³ next-generation hosting platform
- 16 Mar 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced the migration of its 12 archival journals to its Scitation C³ next-generation hosting platform. All Scitation publications will migrate to the C³ platform in the coming months. Central to the implementation is an agile development environment utilising a new Mark Logic content server and Polopoly web content management system.

Key to the new design is a new object browser, allowing subscribers to view all tables and figures in an article directly from the abstract view, where majority of researchers begin their interaction with the article. Other objects from within the full-article XML, such as the article's acknowledgement section and an article outline based on the article's section structure, surface on the page providing quick access to the article's content.

Scitation C³ also features a new, interactive full-article HTML rendering, including greatly improved visual presentation of inline math. In-context links to actionable references, figures, and tables save researchers from wasting time navigating around the document. Other interactive features include the ability to highlight any term within an article to produce a list of related content. To further facilitate fast discoverability, AIP journals now allow one to create ‘Smart ToCs,’ enabling the user to tailor the listing to his/her interests, harvest citations, preview abstracts with a mouse click, and hide content that isn't relevant. AIP has also added greater utility to the search functions of its journal pages, with more options and better controls to explore returned content with faceted results, based on article type, topic, author, keyword, PACS, journal, and publication year. Faceted search helps researchers find information quickly by presenting them with a set of ‘filters’ to refine search results.

AIP's Scitation publishing platform hosts 2,000,000 articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences. Scitation's evolving, next generation platform, C³, represents today's best-of-breed technology, with an XML foundation and flexible framework for multi-channel distribution of content and services.

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Atypon to power Oldenbourg’s new publishing platform
- 19 Jan 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that academic publisher Oldenbourg Verlagsgruppe, Germany, is using Atypon's software to power its just-launched publishing platform for its journals and books.

The Oldenbourg Verlagsgruppe, which includes its subsidiary Akademie Verlag, publishes 40 journals and more than 400 new books each year, the latter of which are being made available in digital format for the first time. In addition, more than 3,000 backlist titles are in the process of being digitised.

The new platform (www.oldenbourg-link.com), which is hosted by Atypon, is available in English and in German. It provides a host of capabilities to librarians and researchers, including the ability to download e-book MARC records for integration with library cataloguing systems.

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Atypon to power next generation informaworld publishing platform
- 13 Jan 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group has selected its software to power the next generation of the informaworld publishing platform.

A division of Informa plc, Taylor & Francis Group includes such imprints as CRC Press, Psychology Press, and Routledge. It publishes more than 1,400 journals and 3,000 new books each year and maintains an e-book backlist of 25,000 titles and a print backlist of 50,000 titles.

Atypon will host the next-generation informaworld platform. According to Atypon, this is expected to bring in significant cost savings to the publisher. The platform will be fully integrated with Taylor & Francis’s internal systems, allowing for seamless identity and access management, commerce and more.

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EDP Sciences names publishing platform ‘Vision4Press’
- 10 Dec 2009

Society publisher EDP Sciences, France, has announced a new name - Vision4Press (V4P) - for the web-based publishing platform it has been developing since 1995. V4P is used to disseminate the group’s publications and various scientific contents. It is projected as an easy-to–set-up-tool, and is claimed to have benefitted external partners who had selected it as the solution to disseminate their own scientific content.

All the applications and last developments in terms of web publishing academic literature have been integrated. According to the company, the main asset of Vision4press is its flexibility and its easy adaptability to the diversity of publications and conferences hosted. This is seen to provide publishing users with flexibility and customisation.

While utilising the technological environment of the platform, each publication or conference may have its own domain name and a customised graphic design. Language constraints are taken into account in mono or multilingual versions. A learned society or a publishing house may use Vision4Press under its own name without being associated to EDP Sciences. All different features are chosen in agreement with the owner of the publication or the organiser of the conference.

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AIP announces new features for next-generation hosting platform, Scitation C³
- 03 Dec 2009

The American Institute of Physics has announced the release of a series of new features for its evolving, next-generation hosting platform, Scitation C³. With this move AIP, seeks to strengthen its position as a leader in the development of innovative technologies for STM publishing.

Users will find the functionality of Scitation-hosted journal pages greatly enhanced, enabled by an XML (Extensible Markup Language) infrastructure that can turn granular markup into meaningful content services, reduce discovery time, and dynamically connect similar concepts and expose related content without user interaction. One of the many new features available on Scitaton C³ is full-text HTML rendering, direct from XML. Through inline reference links and the ability to enlarge tables and figures by clicking on them, the AIP-coined ‘SuperArticle’ virtually lifts off the page in a highly interactive presentation that transforms the traditional scholarly article, helping to speed authoring, reading and research.

Among the new features are enhanced search functions, with more options and better controls to explore returned content with faceted results. Faceted search helps researchers find information quickly by presenting them with a set of ‘filters’ to narrow down search results. Also new is a real-time institutional mapping interface that reveals institutional connections to research, providing geo-locational context to where the author who performed the research is based. To facilitate discovery, Scitation has upgraded its Tables of Contents service, bringing more information to the forefront and creating functionality that allows users to work with journal data in new ways.

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Symyx unveils hosted informatics software for pharma researchers
- 19 Oct 2009

Symyx Technologies, Inc., a US-based provider of technologies for R&D, has announced the launch of hosted informatics software for researchers working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries and academia. The new hosted offerings, to be accessed via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model, will seek to combine Symyx software with data archiving capabilities in a secure data hosting and communications facility. The hosted informatics environment is projected to enable more R&D organisations to benefit from scientific software by reducing the requirements for IT infrastructure and resources, lowering the total cost of ownership and accelerating ELN deployment.

Initially, Symyx Notebook is being made available as a hosted electronic lab notebook (ELN) service enabling medicinal chemists, synthetic chemists and biologists to manage, explore, share and reuse experimental information and intellectual property (IP). Using a hosted ELN service, R&D organisations can deploy and leverage the electronic notebook quickly and efficiently without added IT infrastructure and resources while collaborating more effectively with partners, according to Symyx.

In developing the hosted ELN service, Symyx is seen to leverage its operational experience with the DiscoveryGate content platform. DiscoveryGate has been delivering hosted scientific information from millions of publications to hundreds of companies worldwide for over seven years. The software hosting experience is expected to position Symyx to manage compound registration, inventory, work request and ELN systems successfully in a secure hosted environment.

The hosted informatics infrastructure provided by Symyx will be supported by Switch Communications Group L.L.C., an information storage and protection services firm.

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Cambridge University Press and FiledBy partner to provide websites for academic and professional authors
- 11 Sep 2009

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press has announced a partnership with FiledBy to provide over 100 Cambridge authors with websites on the FiledBy marketing platform. Cambridge is one of the world's largest university publishers with a programme that encompasses virtually every academic discipline, including science, technology & medicine, humanities, social sciences, reference and general interest books, journals and electronic products.

The companies started working together before the FiledBy platform launched in the spring of 2009. A pilot programme was designed to register 50 Cambridge authors on FiledBy and provide them with powerful premium web tools. Given the success of the pilot program, Cambridge elected to expand with an additional 65 author sites in August. Since FiledBy websites are pre-assembled and all published authors and their books are represented, the sites are easy for an author to claim and enhance with photo, biography, videos, documents, podcasts and links.

FiledBy is an online directory of author sites providing web tools, e-commerce and community-building solutions for published book authors and contributors - co-authors, illustrators, photographers, artists, translators and editors. FiledBy provides authors and readers with social tools to connect with each other and includes more than 3 million pre-assembled author and contributor websites and 8 million book pages that can be discovered through a single database.

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Twenty-six more libraries opt for SirsiDynix SaaS product
- 13 Aug 2009

Library technology solutions provider SirsiDynix, US, has announced that SirsiDynix SaaS, a software-as-a-service product, has added 26 more library customers. There are over 450 SirsiDynix Symphony, SirsiDynix Unicorn and SirsiDynix Horizon customers in production on SaaS across the world.

SirsiDynix has five hosted facilities around the world including data centres in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. The company has 30 years of experience in library technology and over a decade of managing hosted systems for nearly 500 public, academic, K-12 and special libraries, as well as consortia.

SirsiDynix provides libraries with the software and services that are critical to managing their operations. In concert with key industry partners, SirsiDynix supports libraries by offering a comprehensive integrated suite of technology solutions that improve the internal productivity of libraries and enhance their capacity to partner with their communities through the provision of state of the art library management systems (LMS) and search and discovery solutions. It has about 4,000 library and consortia clients, serving more than 300 million people via over 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

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Three new customers opt for ebrary’s services for distribution of digitised material
- 12 Aug 2009

Digital content products and technologies provider ebrary, US, has announced that Wellesley College, DuocUC and Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics have selected its content hosting services to distribute a variety of digitised materials online.

Wellesley College is preserving a number of heavily used texts that are out of print, damaged, or brittle for anytime, anywhere access by their students, professors and staff. DuocUC, a non-profit institute of higher education established by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, will archive over 500 Spanish-language theses published in 2008 and later in a broad range of subject areas. These include business and administration, computing, construction, health, natural resources, technology, telecommunications, and tourism. Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester (UK) will make academic papers, informational items, posters and other proceedings from a 2010 conference it is hosting freely available to academics and the public.

Hosted services are observed to be increasing in popularity for many libraries, corporations, and other organisations. This is because they are seen to offer a quick, easy and affordable alternative to purchasing expensive equipment, hiring engineers and technicians, and utilising staff time to provide maintenance and support. ebrary was one of the first companies to offer hosted services to institutions for their own digitised materials. The company’s Content Hosting Services seek to provide a quick and pain-free way to create a highly interactive, online digital repository.

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New ebrary product combines pre-packaged e-books with hosting services for libraries
- 29 Jun 2009

Digital content products and technologies provider ebrary, US, has announced the availability of Content Hosting Plus, a new product that combines pre-packaged, full-text e-books in academic subject areas with ebrary's hosting services. Available in multiple languages, the product transforms PDF files into highly interactive databases with the technology for information discovery including InfoTools.

With this launch, it is expected that libraries that need to host and distribute their own digitised content can realise an instant return on their investment (RoI). The content may range from special collections and theses to dissertations, reports and any materials in PDF. It has been observed that in most cases the inclusive e-books from leading publishers, which contain hundreds of titles each, are valued at more than the cost of ebrary's hosting services.

Content Hosting Plus is projected to allow libraries to easily and efficiently create digital repositories and enhance them with relevant content provided by ebrary. For instance, a library that has digitised a local history collection and would like to make documents more discoverable and usable can use the ebrary product and include a vast collection of US history titles and maps.

Additional features and benefits include pre-packaged e-books containing hundreds of titles in US history, business and other academic subject areas; no requirement for additional staff; capability to process thousands of documents a day; seamless integration with content acquired from ebrary; built-in DRM; easy PDF submission; simple meta-tagging; InfoTools software for integration with other resources; 24/7 access from any computer; comprehensive statistics to quantify user behaviour; and choice of ebrary readers.

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HighWire Press witnesses increase in books hosting programme
- 29 May 2009

HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries, has announced a marked increase in the growth of its books programme. Over 30 new titles have been launched online so far this year and hundreds more are scheduled through 2009 and early 2010.

For many years, HighWire has developed and hosted non-journal content, such as books, reference works, databases, continuing education and conference proceedings sites. According to the company, the quantity of books and reference works going live or planning to launch with HighWire has increased in recent years as publishers are seeking greater integration between journals and other online content. Recent book and reference work sites launched on HighWire include Oxford Medical Handbooks, published by Oxford University Press; Handbook of Practice Management, published by The Royal Society of Medicine Press; CSH Symposia on Quantitative Biology, published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; The Lyell Collection, Special Publications, published by the Geological Society of London; and The Carlyle Letters Online, an historical correspondence site, published by Duke University Press.

In addition to over 100 books, reference works, and other non-journal content sites, HighWire hosts the definitive editions of over 1,200 full text journals in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities. It also hosts cross-content products for niche markets that combine content from many different sources.

In addition to a rich feature set, HighWire's long-standing focus on discoverability and flexible content display options has served the new book and reference work sites well. Work with the library community is seen to ensure that this content fits well into library information systems and catalogues to make it easy for patrons to find and use the resources.

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SWOSU launches digital repository using ebrary technology
- 28 May 2009

Digital content products and technologies provider ebrary, US, has announced that Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has launched its digital repository using the company's hosted e-publishing services. Available online at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/swosudr, the publicly accessible site features the full run of SWOSU's historical yearbooks dating 1906-1993 and will soon include the archive of its student newspaper The Southwestern.

The purpose of the SWOSU Digital Repository is to make a full range of SWOSU historical documents freely available to the public. Among the documents that will soon be added is the 1651 edition of Nicholai Culpeper's A Physical Directory, which will be keyword searchable. The number of titles available through the site will continue to grow.

ebrary seeks to help libraries, publishers and other organisations disseminate information to end-users, while improving end-user research and document interaction. The company has developed a flexible e-content platform, which customers may use in a number of different, integrated capacities.

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More publishers choose MetaPress as their e-content hosting provider
- 22 May 2009

MetaPress, a US-based web hosting platform service for STM content, has announced that more publishers have selected MetaPress as their e-content hosting provider. Currently, MetaPress provides services and support to 200 publishers.

The latest publishers to launch their electronic content management and hosting services via the MetaPress 2.0 platform are: C.H. Beck; Migration Letters; Pavilion Journals; and Transaction Publishers.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. A primary source online hosting platform for more than 35,821 scholarly publications across the globe, MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format.

HighWire-hosted journals rank high among SLA's Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine
- 01 Apr 2009

Online technology provider in scholarly publishing HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries, has announced that HighWire-hosted journals account for 37 of the top 100 journals in Biology and Medicine, according to SLA's BioMedical & Life Sciences Division.

In conjunction with SLA's Centennial, the division conducted a poll to identify the 100 most influential journals of Biology & Medicine over the last 100 years. HighWire-hosted journals made up the single largest group among the 100 selected.

HighWire provides technology and customised online services to 140 publishing partners ranging from independent non-profit societies and associations, to university presses and large commercial publishers. With the recent release of HighWire's new content platform, H2O, publishers are able to embrace the many new innovations in web and other digital technologies.

More than 400 journals competed in 64 different scientific categories. SLA will reveal its top 10 journal picks, as well as the 'Journal of the Century,' during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 16. The complete list of 100 most influential journals is available online at http://units.sla.org/division/dbio/publications/resources/dbio100.html.

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Royal Society Journals launched on Highwire
- 23 Feb 2009

Royal Society Publishing has announced that its online journal content is now hosted on the HighWire H2O platform. The new domain http://royalsocietypublishing.org replaces the site on MetaPress. Title-level redirects are now in place until the end of April on the old MetaPress site to take users automatically to the relevant journal homepage on HighWire where all journal content, 1665 to the present day, is now loaded. To give libraries time to check their e-access accounts and make necessary changes all content is open to visitors until March 31. After that date only subscribers will be able to access current content for Royal Society journals.

HighWire's H2O platform infrastructure is designed to cooperate with emerging web services and technologies, keeping publishers ahead of the curve. Because the system architecture seamlessly accommodates content structured in different ways, H2O is designed not only to accommodate the latest technology, but also to anticipate the technology of the future. The e-publishing software platform will allow Royal Society Publishing content to be more accessible, and more portable, than ever. It will enable readers to take the latest scientific discoveries with them, through RSS feeds or through any other flexible - and future - innovations in online publishing.

HighWire, a division of the Stanford University Libraries, provides technology and customised online services to 140 publishing partners ranging from independent non-profit societies and associations, to university presses and large commercial publishers. HighWire has grown over the years to host the definitive online versions of journals, books, reference works, monographs, dictionaries, proceedings, edited collections and Knowledge Environments. In addition to just handling XML input and output, HighWire's electronic publishing platform H2O, which debuted in March 2008, incorporates standards like Atom Publishing Protocol (backed by Google & Microsoft), and powerful tools such as the MarkLogic Server.

AIP and APS release redesigned website for Virtual Journals Series
- 17 Feb 2009

The American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society, co-publishers of the Virtual Journals in Science and Technology (VJ) series, have announced the release of a completely redesigned website for the Virtual Journals. The series currently includes five publications, covering the areas of applications of superconductivity, biological physics research, nanoscale science & technology, quantum information, and ultrafast science.

The Virtual Journals are hosted on AIP's Scitation online platform and benefit greatly from the 2008 content redesign of article abstract pages. Highlighting that redesign are a number of features that offer users enhanced interactivity with journal content, and greater latitude in utilising the information provided. A tabbed environment has improved readability and navigation throughout the site, and provided easy access to lists of linked references and citing articles. In addition, navigation to higher levels of the journals, now appear as "breadcrumb" links in the upper left of each abstract; citation downloads, including DOIs, to standard bibliographic formats can also be found for Scitation-hosted source journals.

Finally, the focus of each individual VJ is now on the content of the current issue, with this content displayed on the VJ's homepage. Additional space is also dedicated to news items, which will allow readers to access a greater number of older news items, which until now have been removed after a brief time period.

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MetaPress announces new publisher partnerships
- 12 Feb 2009

MetaPress, a US-based web hosting platform service for STM content, has announced that seven more publishers have selected MetaPress as their e-content hosting provider. Currently, MetaPress provides services and support to 200 publishers.

The latest publishers to launch their electronic content management and hosting services via the MetaPress 2.0 platform are: American Association of School Librarians (AASL), American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), Brepols Publishers, Harvard Education Publishing Group, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Max Weber Studies and Neonatal Network / NICU Ink Book Publishers.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. A primary source online hosting platform for more than 34,000 scholarly publications across the globe, MetaPress 2.0 provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format.

AAS' Astronomy Education Review launches on AIP's Scitation hosting platform
- 11 Feb 2009

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced the launch on its Scitation online hosting platform of Astronomy Education Review (AER), an open access journal published by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Astronomy Education Review was established in 2001 to communicate new ideas and resources for teaching and outreach in astronomy and space sciences.

Scitation's extensive reach and functionality is expected to enhance the discoverability of AER content through a number of critical features, including XML tagging, Google indexing, CrossRef linking, and RSS feeds and table of contents alerts. Additional functionality will be brought to bear through hosting on Scitation via a number of article and Web 2.0 tools, including the ability to download/view citations in a variety of styles, such as Bibtex, Endnote, and COinS format. AIP will also see to the preservation and archiving of AER content by delivering the journal's electronic files to the Portico archive.

In addition, AIP Publishing Services currently provides production services for Astronomy Education Review. These services include the conversion of author files to XML, copyediting, proofreading, page makeup, delivering PDF proofs to authors, delivering richly tagged content for online publication, and a host of other functions that contribute to an error-free, streamlined process.

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Publishing Technology publishes case studies on two archive digitisation projects
- 23 Jan 2009

Publishing Technology, a UK-based provider of software and services for the publishing industry, has announced the publication of two case studies exploring the benefits of digitising backfiles. Two scholarly publishers - Netherlands-based Brill and US-based OceanSide Publications - recently took their journal archives online. The Publishing Technology case studies outline these projects and the benefits realised.

Brill, a humanities and social sciences publisher, set out to deliver 60,000 journal articles dating back to 1850 to the modern researcher. The project, which coincides with the company's 325th anniversary, was established to increase visibility and improve sales. With 90 percent of the backfiles already available, sales have grown 8-10 percent this year as Brill has increased its traffic through IngentaConnect, Publishing Technology's scholarly research platform. Also, the company has been able to increase its fees for pay-per-view and subscription access as it is now able to offer more to its customers. According to the company, the academic community's reception of the project has been so positive that the JISC has purchased the entire archive on behalf of the UK higher education community.

OceanSide Publications, a medical publisher, wished to convey the depth of its 20 years of research to the community. It sought tools from Publishing Technology to remain competitive and build credibility by showcasing the breadth of its work and amount of time in the industry through the Internet. Since the project's completion in 2007, OceanSide has reportedly recognised many benefits. These include the ability to introduce and experiment with new business models, resulting in an increase in subscriptions, additional article sales via pay-per-view, as well as increased usage of content. Although the full subscription price increased following the addition of the backfiles, the entire package is being purchased more frequently than more limited subscription options.

The case studies are available in full at http://www.publishingtechnology.com/about/archive/brill_oct08.pdf and http://www.publishingtechnology.com/about/archive/oceanside_oct08.pdf.

Special print issue of BioMed Central journal made available at Epigenetics, Development & Human Disease symposium
- 05 Jan 2009

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced that following the successful launch of the journal Epigenetics & Chromatin, a special print issue containing some of the first articles will be available at the Keystone Symposium 'Epigenetics, Development & Human Disease,' scheduled for January 5-10 in Breckenridge, Colorado. The special print issue will be in circulation at the symposium.

Epigenetics & Chromatin co-Editor-in-Chief, Steven Henikoff, will give the Keynote Address on the opening evening of the symposium. Over the course of the meeting Editorial Board members William Kelly, Amanda Fisher, Barbara Meyer and Timothy Bestor will each chair a session of lectures.

Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed open access online journal, which publishes articles that provide novel insights into epigenetic inheritance and chromatin-based interactions. The journal fulfills the need for a journal that reflects the breadth of epigenetic research. Topics include, but are not limited to, gene silencing and imprinting, cellular reprogramming, nucleosome modification assembly and remodeling, DNA methylation, chromatin structure and dynamics, chromosomal maintenance elements, dosage compensation, interchromosomal interactions and prion inheritance.

Although only a recent addition to BioMed Central's online open access journals, Epigenetics & Chromatin has already published a number of quality articles, including a groundbreaking publication from the Brockdorff lab which was highlighted in a mini-review by Barbara Panning in Journal of Biology.

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