The Society for General Microbiology, the largest learned microbiological society in Europe, has partnered with Publishing Technology to launch its new publishing platform.
Going live with a back catalogue of 55,000 articles, the new digital platform brings together scholarly content from all six of the Society's journals, including the recently launched Microbial Genomics, and has been transformed to satisfy its multi-disciplinary users across the globe, from authors and editors to readers and librarians.
The rebuilt website employs responsive web design, providing visitors with a dynamic and interactive experience across any device, as well as unparalleled search capabilities through semantic discovery and progressive browsing options. The platform also enables the Society to curate Article Collections around specific topics, grouping together cross-journal content seamlessly.
Other major features include article-level metrics integration to help users track how content is being discussed online; user friendly lists such as 'Latest articles', 'Most read articles' and 'Most cited articles'; support for the Society's Continuous Publishing, In Advance Publishing and Open Access Publishing strategies; support for Figshare; and the incorporation of image gallery and news snippets features.