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EMBO Launches Its New Publication Website on Literatum, Atypon’s Online Publishing Platform

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EMBO Press has relaunched a completely redesigned publications website on Atypon’s Literatum, the scholarly publishing industry’s most widely used online publishing platform.

The move to Literatum brings EMBO Press journals together on a single platform for the first time. The journals will maintain independent branding, editorial process and content, while the single-site structure allows efficient roll-out of new features and enhancements across the journal family. A unified search function across all journals makes it faster and easier for readers to discover relevant content.

The new site was designed by the Atypon Design Studio using UX 3.0, Atypon’s streamlined design-and-build system for modern publication websites, which makes scholarly site development faster. The site includes an intuitive, accessible layout with a redesigned article page, easy access to figures and references, and links to supporting and source data hosted on external repositories.

“Our new site will help our readers find the research they need more quickly and stay up to date with the best papers in their field more easily,” said Bernd Pulverer, Head of Scientific Publications at EMBO. “We expect Literatum to help us build an online environment that optimally aids scientists in disseminating their work.”

EMBO Press’s new Literatum website supports their progressive publishing initiatives, including scooping protection, which reduces pressure on authors to be the first to publish; SourceData, which captures machine-readable descriptive metadata from figures to promote data reuse and enhance discoverability; and a transparent peer review process. An Editor Conference Calendar tells visitors where they can meet an EMBO Press editor at upcoming meetings.

“EMBO Press’ readers and their editorial team will benefit from the usability and management advantages that stem from hosting all of their content on a single platform,” said Marty Picco, Atypon’s General Manager. “We’re proud to welcome EMBO Press to the Literatum community of publishers. They join other leading life sciences societies who use Literatum to power their online publishing programs.”

The EMBO Press journals now hosted on Literatum are: The EMBO Journal, EMBO Molecular Medicine, Molecular Systems Biology, and EMBO Reports. www.embopress.org

About Atypon
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting mission critical content into the hands of the practitioners and researchers who need it most. Literatum, our online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers easy-to-use and automated tools to manage, market, and monetize every type of content that they distribute, from standards and scholarly articles to online courses and videos. Founded in 1996, Atypon is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with over 440 staff in 10 offices throughout the United States, Europe, and the Mideast.

About EMBO Press
EMBO Press stands for publishing impactful, high quality and reliable research across the biosciences in its five leading journals, The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular Systems Biology, EMBO Molecular Medicine and Life Science Alliance.

EMBO Press pioneered the transparent editorial process in order to provide a rapid, fair and efficient publication process. Through developing and employing Source Data tools, EMBO Press works towards improving data transparency, reuse and discoverability. Through dedicated data integrity checks, it ensures the publication of reliable data. All submitted manuscripts are subject to scooping protection, which extends to manuscripts published on preprint servers. As a co-signatory of the San Francisco Declaration for Research Assessment, EMBO Press is an advocate for moving away from impact factors as a mechanism for research assessment.

About EMBO
EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

EMBO helps young scientists to advance their research, promote their international reputations and ensure their mobility. Courses, workshops, conferences and scientific journals disseminate the latest research and offer training in techniques to maintain high standards of excellence in research practice. EMBO helps to shape science and research policy by seeking input and feedback from our community and by following closely the trends in science in Europe. For more information: www.embo.org

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