Atypon launches new submission and editorial workflow module that integrates with its e-publishing platform

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SANTA CLARA, CA – December 1, 2003 – Atypon Systems, a leading technology provider for the information industry, announced today that it is launching a new module that streamlines the manuscript submission, peer review and editorial processes that publishers use to get content prepared for print and electronic publishing. The first Atypon customer to be using this new WorkFlow module is Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA), launching this winter.

The WorkFlow module will integrate with Atypon's existing full service adaptive information platform for electronic publishing, Literatum, which is a cost-effective online hosting solution designed to fit the needs of publishers. The Literatum software operates behind such sites as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, and the rebuilt CrossRef system.

Key features of the WorkFlow module are:

  • Flexible software is customized to the specific work flow of each publisher.
  • Tracks all steps of a manuscript from submission to typesetting and uploading to an electronic delivery platform.
  • Ability to handle multiple work flows for different journals, societies, or content.
  • Integrated with the full service content management, delivery, and hosting. platform for consistent reporting.
  • Integrates with the publishers' content management system to offer value-add services for authors, editors and reviewers.
  • Powerful editorial office interface allows easy management and Total Workflow
  • Detailed reports and customizable alerts enable a better managed process.

"The integrated manuscript work flow system was an important element and added benefit when we decided to move to the Atypon platform," explained Nancy Seitz, Director at LEA. "We are looking forward to the automation of the manuscript submission and peer review process and having greater control over our content."

"Total Workflow is the concept of end-to-end workflow for all articles," said Atypon's CEO, Georgios Papadopoulos. "It allows publishers to digitize all the workflow steps of all submissions, while allowing the users to interact without the need to sit in front of a computer. The results are shorter submission cycles and reduced costs through a better managed process."

"Publishers are looking for new ways to offer services to their authors and other members of their community," explained Kristen Fisher, Atypon's Director of Marketing. "With this module, user information of all types is aggregated, generating new ways to interact with authors and reviewers, research editorial ideas, and track and streamline the entire production process."

Atypon will be exhibiting its electronic publishing technology solutions at the Online Information 2003 conference in London from December 2 - 4, 2003.

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon Systems, Inc. has focused on providing software and services to the information industry.

Atypon offers a suite of software and services for the Information Industry. Atypon's electronic publishing software, Literatum, manages content for eJournals and other digital media. Literatum powers major websites such as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, and CrossRef. Other services include PDFplus, which dynamically adds links to PDFs and LINKplus, a full service linking solution for publishers.

In addition to software, Atypon provides publishers the option of a complete outsourced hosting solution in conjunction with 17 leading technology vendors including Akamai, IBM, Dell, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

Atypon's customers range from non-profit organizations to the world's leading publishers. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains a European support office. For more information on Atypon Systems, please visit http://www.atypon.com.

Contact:
Kristen Fisher
Director of Product Marketing
Atypon Systems
408.9881240 ext.315
kristen@atypon.com