Science Family Journals’ Summer 2021 Move to New Online Platform Will Enhance User Experience

April 7, 2021

Washington, D.C.—To make all content across the Science family of journals more integrated, discoverable, and visually compelling for the reader, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, will move its full suite of online content to Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum, in the summer of 2021. 

The move comprises all of Science’s content, including the archives dating back to 1880, the research and commentary in Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics, and the open-access journal Science Advances, as well as News from ScienceScience Careers, blog, video, podcast, and Custom Publishing content.

A top-to-bottom redesign delivers a clearer navigational structure, allowing users to browse and discover content more easily, with enhanced visibility for references and figures in research articles. Added to this is a greater ability for personalization through bookmarking and saved searches, as well as an improved responsive design to ensure a seamless user experience on any device.

The new site will make Science’s popular News, Careers, podcast, and video content more discoverable and interconnected, further aiding AAAS’s efforts to advance and broadly communicate science. It will also better identify related research and commentary to the reader, including as it spans the six Science family journals across distinct scientific disciplines. The broader dissemination of science to researchers outside a field is part of the strategic mission of AAAS. 

Posts on the Editor’s Blog – which comments on content in the Science family journals and ideas in the scientific enterprise more broadly – will be more prominent, as will posts from the Visuals Blog reflecting the vision behind the Science design, graphics, photography, and multimedia teams, who continue to lead the industry through award-winning design. 

For authors who publish in the Science family of journals, the platform change will mean increased internal efficiency and flexibility that will help journal editors and production teams meet the needs of the research community more rapidly.

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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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