Los Angeles, CA and London, UK — February 16, 2016— SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, announces the selection of Atypon, the Silicon Valley-based publishing technology firm, to host all SAGE Journals content on Literatum, Atypon’s pioneering online publishing platform.
Welcoming the announcement, Bob Howard, Vice President Journals Editorial, said: “We are excited about the technological power of Atypon’s Literatum platform and the opportunities for SAGE to support the scholarly community. As SAGE grows to publish more than 1,000 journals, this partnership positions us to continue to actively respond to the needs of our publishing partners and their members, our authors and editors, and our valued library customers and their patrons.”
Literatum, designed to support active publishing strategies, is ideally suited to SAGE’s innovative approach to publishing. SAGE will have direct control of publication site designs and the ability to deliver intuitive, engaging user experiences, including content tailored for each visitor.
“I speak for everyone at Atypon when I say how thrilled we are to be partnering with SAGE,” said Georgios Papadopoulos, Atypon’s founder and CEO. “We are eager to help SAGE’s team pursue new ideas and achieve their progressive publishing vision.”
SAGE publishes innovative, high-quality content for over 900 journals, including those of more than 400 learned societies and institutions, across a broad range of subject areas encompassing business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. With the inclusion of SAGE Journals, Literatum will be home to 30% of all English-language scholarly journals — more than 9,600 journal titles, 16.1 million articles — and 1,843 publication websites that handle more than 1.7 billion user sessions per year.
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. www.sagepublishing.com
Atypon’s online content hosting and management platform, Literatum, gives publishers direct control over how their content is displayed, promoted, and monetized via easy-to-use tools that permit non-technical users to quickly and easily deploy sophisticated site enhancements in real time. Literatum’s active publishing technologies include: access control, flexible subscription modeling, eCommerce, content targeting, marketing automation, business intelligence analysis, and website design. These systems enable publishers to attract, engage, and convert web visitors into loyal subscribers, increasing readership and revenues and enhancing publishers’ digital brands. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices in New York City, Alabama, the UK, Jordan, and Greece. www.atypon.com