[Journals]: The University of Chicago Press: Journals Moving to New Platform in 2016

For immediate release


Media contacts:
Kate Duff, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Analytics
The University of Chicago Press, Journals Division
1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60430


Jeff Deneen, Director of Marketing


The University of Chicago Press, a premier publisher of scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, and general sciences, and Atypon, a leading provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, are pleased to announce the launch of a new online home for the University of Chicago Press’s portfolio of nearly 70 journals, using technology developed by Atypon. Chicago’s new platform, due for release by the end of 2015, will enhance the rigorous and cutting-edge scholarship for which Chicago’s journals are renowned with advanced search and information discovery capabilities; superior readability and accessibility; and research tools for scholars in all disciplines.


“The new platform will offer a suite of capabilities that will make it an ideal point of access for readers and researchers,” said Michael Magoulias, Journals Director of the University of Chicago Press. “Our partnership with Atypon will offer readers and researchers access to scholarly journals that combines the latest developments in digital publishing technology with Chicago’s expertise in peer review, production, and distribution.”


“We are excited to be working with The University of Chicago Press,” said Jonathan Hevenstone, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Atypon. “We believe we have the premier academic publishing platform, and we are looking forward to the upcoming launch of the University of Chicago Press’s site. The team at Chicago will have a powerful set of easy-to-use tools at their fingertips that will enable them to deliver a great user experience to readers and researchers around the world.”


Chicago is working to ensure a smooth transition of its content and subscribers to the new platform from JSTOR where, for the past several years, journals published by Chicago have been available as part of the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program, and where the complete back issues of all journals now published by Chicago will continue to be preserved and made available through JSTOR’s archival collections. 


The University of Chicago Press Journals Division will not ask institutional subscribers to sign formal site licenses except in cases where special terms or fees are customized, or if requested by the institution. Instead, we ask users of our platform to abide by our Terms and Conditions of Use, as we did before we joined the Current Scholarship Program in 2011.




About The University of Chicago Press


Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press was conceived by President William Rainey Harper as an organic part of the University, extending the influence of Chicago scholars around the globe. Within ten years, the Press had introduced fourteen scholarly journals (including the American Journal of Sociology, The Elementary School Journal, The Journal of Geology, the International Journal of Plant Sciences, the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy - all remain in wide circulation). Today, the Journals Division publishes 68 journals and works with 37 society partners to present original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences. For more information, visit press.uchicago.edu/journals.



About Atypon


Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers do business. Literatum, Atypon’s flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising, and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon’s enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment with new business models, and optimize revenue streams. For more information, visit www.atypon.com.





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