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Royal Society Open Science launches on HighWire

9 October 2014

The Royal Society is proud to announce the launch of Royal Society Open Science, a new open access journal publishing high quality original research on the basis of objective peer review. The journal will publish original research articles that are scientifically sound, leaving judgement of importance and impact to the reader.


HighWire Appoints Umesh Singh as Chief Financial Officer

2 October 2014

Redwood City, CA – October 2, 2014 -- HighWire Press, Inc. is delighted to announce the appointment of Umesh Singh as Chief Financial Officer. Umesh is a well respected financial executive with over 25 years of experience in software and technology businesses.
“It is a pleasure to introduce Umesh as HighWire’s new CFO,” said CEO Tom Rump. “His enthusiasm and expertise will be invaluable as we navigate our way as an independent company, becoming even more responsive in providing innovation and developing world class customer relationships.”


HighWire Appoints Abhinav Mittal as Vice President of Engineering

6 August 2014

Redwood City, CA – August 7, 2014 -- HighWire Press, Inc. is pleased to announce 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.


GeoScienceWorld Launches New eBooks Platform on HighWire

22 July 2014

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) announces the release of the new GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections - - on the HighWire Open Platform. The new site is dedicated to the study of the earth sciences, containing books from 10 leading society publishers.


JBJS Re-Launches on HighWire

5 June 2014

Needham, Massachusetts & Redwood City, California - 5 June 2014 -- The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. and HighWire Press, Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of the complete suite of JBJS titles on the HighWire Open Platform: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (, JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and JBJS Reviews.


Stanford University’s HighWire Press receives Growth Equity Investment from Accel-KKR

30 May 2014

Stanford, CA - May 30, 2014 -- HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, announced today it has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing.


University of California Press to partner with HighWire

10 April 2014

"University of California Press (UC Press) is pleased to announce its journal content will be hosted on the HighWire Open Platform beginning mid-2015. Speaking of the move, UC Press Director Alison Mudditt commented, "As the ways in which students and researchers consume information evolve, UC Press felt it critical to seek a long-term hosting partnership that will allow us to take full advantage of new avenues to make scholarly work accessible and relevant in an increasingly dynamic digital space of our own. We believe that our collaboration with HighWire will support us in this."


Portland Press Ltd to move to the HighWire Open Platform

7 April 2014

"Portland Press Limited has signed an agreement to move its sector-leading journals 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. "After careful analysis, HighWire was identified as the best platform to take our journals forward," says Kate Baillie, Managing Director of Portland Press Ltd and Chief Executive of the Biochemical Society. "


HighWire Releases COUNTER 4 Usage Reports

19 February 2014

 "Institutional usage reports for the publications hosted on the HighWire platform from 2014 onward include the latest COUNTER Code of Practice metrics, including new data for time-period usage, Institutional Archive Access, Journal DOI's, and Proprietary Identifiers. With this release, HighWire has developed 5 new COUNTER reports, upgraded seven of our existing reports, updated various user interfaces, and redesigned our data architecture. The revised information and format makes it easier for librarians and publishers to better understand how scholarly materials are being used."


HighWire offers Altmetric Integrated Article Level Metrics to Publishers

13 February 2014

"HighWire Press and Altmetric LLP are pleased to announce the completion of an agreement to offer altmetrics integration to publications hosted on the HighWire Open Platform, enabling leading publications on HighWire to join prestigious publishers such as the National Academy of Sciences and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in displaying Altmetric data beside their research articles online."