Atypon’s Literatum Online Publishing Platform Now Supports CHORUS

May 2, 2017

Unique Implementation Improves Discoverability and Advances Public Access

SANTA CLARA, CA—May 2, 2017—Atypon’s Literatum, the professional and scholarly publishing industry’s most widely used online publishing platform, supports CHORUS and enables access while improving the discoverability of funded research.

CHORUS is a global non-profit organization committed to enabling sustainable, cost-effective, and transparent public access to content reporting on funded research. Using elements of the existing research infrastructure, such as standards and identifiers, combined with open APIs, CHORUS optimizes funder identification, content discovery and long-term accessibility, public accessibility monitoring, and dashboard reporting.

Atypon’s unique implementation approach eliminates publishers’ need to maintain a separate taxonomy and improves the contents’ discoverability, making it faster and easier for funding agencies to find articles about the research that they funded, and for the public to freely access it after the publisher-determined embargo period.

“We’ve long valued Atypon’s membership in the CHORUS initiative,” said Howard Ratner, the Executive Director of CHORUS, “and we’re excited by the innovative ways that Literatum’s implementation is furthering publishers’ goals and enriching research experiences.”

Literatum’s flexible CHORUS configuration syncs with Crossref’s Open Funder Registry, creates a funder taxonomy, and automatically tags articles based on publisher-supplied metadata identifiers. Additionally, Literatum automatically provides CHORUS-specific metadata (including the public access date, the public and funder full-text access URLs, and the license URL) to Crossref.

CHORUS is the first service of CHOR, Inc., a global nonprofit membership organization that promotes and supports perpetual public access to content reporting on funded research by leveraging existing and emergent digital technology used by scholarly publishing organizations and others in the scholarly community. CHORUS’s members collectively produce the vast majority of published peer-reviewed journal articles.

About Atypon
Atypon develops software essential to the business of online publishing. Literatum, our publishing platform, provides easy-to-use tools and automated technologies that free publishers to focus on content—not technology—putting them in control of the presentation, marketing, and sale of their online publications. Literatum is engineered for Active Publishing, Atypon’s strategy for increasing readership, revenues, and impact by providing engaging, personalized reading experiences that convert website visitors into subscribers. Websites powered by Literatum feature major advancements in consumerized user interfaces, user experience design, and eCommerce journeys, as well as universal support for any digital content or publication type. Founded in 1996, we are headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our customers include Elsevier, The New England Journal of Medicine, the University of Chicago Press, and SAGE.

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