Case Studies

ASH launches Blood Advances, an open access journal to “transform the conversation”

with HighWire’s JCore platform


The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has published Blood, the most-cited, peer review journal in its field, since 1946. ASH launched Blood Advances™ in 2016, its first new journal in 70 years, with the goal of “transforming the conversation” among the global hematology community. New technology, communication and content formats promote reader and author engagement in the first expansion of the trusted brand. The founding editor of Blood Advances commented on the importance of the platform to support the mission of ASH’s first online-only, open access journal:

Case Study: European Respiratory Society Folio books site

Optimized eBook experience delivers member value, reader insights, and cost savings


Delivering more value and responding to changes in reader habits

Historically, as a benefit of membership, each year European Respiratory Society (ERS) delivered print copies of a title in the ERS Monograph series to its members. As the society grew and lower-cost membership categories were added, ERS needed a more sustainable approach to offer this member benefit and promote its book program.

At the same time, online readership of both books and journals was increasing, and ERS wanted to deliver a better online reader experience and increase the visibility of its prestigious authors and books. ERS decided to move its books to Folio, HighWire’s flexible eBook solution that supports online book publication from content management to e-commerce with a user-friendly, intuitive reading experience.

Case Study: Delivering an award-winning data visualization tool with McGraw-Hill Education for successful DataVis™ launch


Trusted partners address market needs with innovation and collaboration

When McGraw-Hill Education planned its first data visualization tool for engineering education, they asked HighWire for bespoke development. The team had worked together over several years on AccessEngineering, an award-winning reference tool providing access to the world's best-known, most-used collection of authoritative, engineering reference information. A collaborative approach included engaging subject matter experts and development partners to focus on the student-user experience. The team delivered an innovative solution, built from the start on Scolaris.

HighWire Impact Vizor™ Case Study: Comparing article citations levels for a multi-disciplinary journal

In which disciplines are we most successful? What opportunities do we have?


  • The publisher of a leading, multi-disciplinary science publication wanted to evaluate the representation and impact of articles within and across the many fields in its journal. The publisher always looks at citation averages within specific fields because citation behavior differs by discipline.
  • The journal is highly selective and often the first choice of authors. The publisher had an idea of where rejected papers were published, but wanted to confirm assumptions about the top journals across disciplines.
  • The publisher wanted to know which disciplines within the journal were the strongest in terms of number of papers and total citations.


Analysis with Impact Vizor

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law adopts HighWire’s JCore content platform

Fast, economical website launch adds functionality for readers of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law


The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (JAAPL) has published on the HighWire platform since 2005. Last redesigned in 2011, the journal site was due to be refreshed to better fit the society’s aspirations. Time, budget, and manpower pressures meant that updating the journal site was held at the planning stages

When HighWire launched JCore, its new content platform, they approached AAPL to help realize its goals for a modern, responsive design and better functionality for the JAAPL’s dedicated community of readers. Less than three months after initial discussions were held, the new JAAPL site was launched on the latest JCore architecture.

American Diabetes Association offers elegant design for readers and advertisers with launch on HighWire’s JCORE content platform

Websites deliver increased revenue from digital advertising in first year


In 2016, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) decided to undertake a holistic redesign of their content platform after years of making incremental changes on HighWire’s H20 platform. The Association wanted to give advertisers the viewability they required, provide a streamlined, simple reader experience, and respond to the increasing demand for access on mobile and tablet devices.

ADA continued to partner with HighWire, a relationship that began in 2001, to convert their four journals to HighWire’s new JCORE platform. In less than five months, the new journal sites launched with increased viewability options for advertisers, a responsive design to support mobile readers, and ready-to-use web page designs that ADA could customize to meet strategic goals.

American Society for Enology and Viticulture expands publishing program on HighWire’s JCore content platform

Catalyst: Discovery into Practice and American Journal of Enology and Viticulture launch in three months, on time for annual meeting


After successfully publishing the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) for over 50 years, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) recognized that there was a need for a new journal to serve the people who apply the research and science outside of academia in the wine industry. Having worked with HighWire on AJEV, the society decided to continue their successful partnership to launch their new journal, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, on the JCore platform.