- About HighWire
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As the leading ePublishing platform, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1775 journals, reference works, books, 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, as part of an academic library, a first-class research institution, and an extension of the publishing world. HighWire is a partner and colleague to scholarly societies who value the quality and content of their journals and other materials. By working with HighWire, publishers gain the economies of scale and networking opportunities of working collaboratively in their business technology.
THE GREATER HIGHWIRE COMMUNITY
HighWire provides its publishing partners with the latest technology to host and disseminate content to the widest possible audience as well as strong ties to the academic and library arenas. As part of this collegial community, our publishers share access to HighWire's highly-qualified publication management team, an active online forum, unique popular conferences, and tried-and-true experience.
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, students, and other scholars 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 five million full-text articles; create keyword, citation or author alerts; and download citations across all the content HighWire hosts.
Located in Palo Alto, California, HighWire is a division of the Stanford University Libraries. Founded in 1995, with the launch of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC Online). Science, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (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.
In 2008, HighWire announced a transformation of its platform, to incorporate the information technology's best-practices, standards, and architecture. The new platform will provide HighWire-affiliated publishers the flexibility to provide their online visitors the latest features, gadgets and tools to improve the reader's experience.