About Us

About HighWire

A leading ePublishing platform, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. HighWire also offers a complete manuscript submission, tracking, peer review, and publishing system for journal editors, Bench>Press. HighWire provides outstanding technology and support services, and fosters a dynamic and innovative community, enhancing the strengths of each of its members. HighWire plays a unique role in the online publishing business: affiliated with an academic library, a first-class research institution, and partner and colleague to scholarly societies who value the high quality and content of their journals, books and other materials. By working with HighWire, publishers gain the economies of scale and networking opportunities of working collaboratively in their business technology.

HighWire has been affiliated with Stanford University since 1995, with the launch of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC Online). Science, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) soon joined with HighWire to become pioneers who defined today's online journal. HighWire quickly became known for combining cutting-edge technology with long-term organizational stability and has maintained a leadership position in the industry ever since. 

The Greater HighWire Community


Librarians and other information professionals routinely praise our highly intuitive management tools for their online subscriptions and reports. The HighWire portal provides a centralized interface for administrators to manage their accounts across HighWire-hosted publications. While HighWire is neither an aggregator nor sales agent, the HighWire portal increases the visibility of partner publishers and their publications for librarians and their patrons.


The users of HighWire-hosted publications include researchers, clinicians, scholars, and students seeking the best online research from a vast database of full-text scholarly, high-impact materials. The HighWire portal offers advanced searching and browsing capabilities and tools, creating an alternative means to find and make sense of information from over seven million full-text articles; create keyword, citation or author alerts; and download citations across all the content HighWire hosts. Launched March 2015, Stackly is a web-based tool for researchers to collect, organize, and share the scholarly content that is meaningful to them.