AAAS Moves Science Family Publications to Atypon’s Online Platform to Enhance Reader Experience

August 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — August 7, 2020 — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the six Science family of journals, will be moving its full suite of online journal content to Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum, in the summer of 2021.

This move will encompass Science’s archival content dating back to 1880, the journal’s award-winning News and Careers publications, and the research and commentary in Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics, and the open-access journal Science Advances.

The new platform will offer readers a more integrated view of content across the Science portfolio. Notable improvements will include enhanced search, author tools, and a reader-experience-focused redesign. The change in platform will also increase internal efficiency and flexibility, helping Science further meet the needs of the research community and better respond to evolving needs in publishing.

“We are excited to partner closely with Atypon to create deeper connections with our readers,” said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS, “starting with combining our separate journal and news platforms into one. This will create opportunities for cross-promotion and personalization that can make each visitor’s experience more valuable, which will help AAAS further pursue our mission to advance science and to communicate it broadly.”

“AAAS has been at the center of important scientific discovery since its founding in 1880 ,” said Marty Picco, Atypon’s General Manager. “Needless to say, the Atypon team is honored to be entrusted with providing highly productive, enjoyable online experiences for the scientists, engineers, educators, and students worldwide who rely on AAAS’ publications.”

The new collaboration between AAAS and Atypon, part of Wiley, follows on the heels of the announcement that Wiley will work with AAAS to drive the STEM workforce forward by supporting and managing its Science Careers job board.

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 260 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.

About Atypon
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting mission-critical content into the hands of the practitioners and researchers who need it most. Atypon’s online publishing and website development tools let publishers manage, deliver, and monetize all of the content they distribute—from standards and scholarly articles to video and online courses. Atypon’s tools for researchers let them easily author, discover, and access the content they need. Founded in 1996, Atypon is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with over 470 staff in 9 offices around the world, and is owned by Wiley.

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