Company overview

Here at Atypon, we are passionate about technology: not software for software’s sake, but tools that further the pursuit and distribution of knowledge.

A publishing technology company for every type of content.

Necessity and invention

Atypon was founded in 1996, driven by the desire to democratize scientific research by expanding its availability, which meant giving scholarly publishers the software that they needed to excel in a new—and often intimidating—digital environment.

Atypon’s initial development efforts resulted in Literatum, our online publishing and website development platform, first released in 1999. What was a five-person technology startup in Silicon Valley is now an influential global organization with a team of 500 in five offices across the United States, the UK, Jordan, Greece, and China.

Technology specifically for publishers

Over the 25+ years that Literatum has been in continuous development, we’ve gained a deep understanding of what it takes to power a successful online publishing business. Our product development is driven in part by our clients’ requirements for their own businesses. New features are regularly added to meet the design, editorial, and marketing needs of our expanding client base.

A fast-growing technology company

Today Atypon has over 200 clients, including some of the world’s largest publishers; several date back to our first years in business. Literatum is home to 33.7 million articles in over 16,000 journals, as well as a half a million books and proceedings, in over a dozen languages and on 700 publication websites. The platform logs over 4.6 billion user sessions annually.

We rival larger Silicon Valley companies in our aggressive pursuit of new technologies. Engineers comprise more than two thirds of our staff, and our ongoing, award-winning R&D team applies machine learning and AI-based technologies that keep our customers at the forefront of online publishing.

Technology in the service of knowledge

Our clients want to promote and distinguish their brands while forging lasting connections with their readers. So we look at publishing through the eyes of readers and authors, because we believe that prioritizing their online experience is the best way to foster a loyal customer base.

We’re building new tools to make the workflows of practitioners, clinicians, and researchers more convenient and productive—from discovery and reading to collaborating and authoring.

Our focus today remains much the same as it was more than 25 years ago: providing superior technology and personal service to help publishers grow their online businesses.

Atypon by the numbers


handled by Literatum in the past 12 months.


hosted—more publication websites than any other platform provider.

Major features

are added to the platform, on average, each year.

We have offices and development hubs in 5 cities on 3 continents.

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Atypon houses more websites and content types than any other platform.