New York, NY & Santa Clara, CA—October 2, 2018—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has selected Literatum as its new online publishing platform. In addition to its four journals, ASHA will migrate their award-winning news magazine for clinicians and researchers and will relaunch their special interest group newsletters as a scholarly review journal.
“After reviewing the platforms in the industry, we concluded that Atypon had the technology and configurability best suited to meet our rapidly evolving and expanding needs,” said Margaret Rogers, PhD, ASHA’s Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research. “Their commitment to continuous development, R&D, and new product initiatives will allow us to deliver enhanced user experiences, not just content, to our authors, members, and affiliates.”
The new site will be designed by the Atypon Design Studio and built using UX 3.0, Atypon’s accelerated website design-and-build system. Powered by Literatum, the site will enable users to search within and across the entire ASHA corpus, and allow ASHA to cross-promote and cross-sell all of their publications on a single platform, with a single, convenient interface. Atypon’s software development philosophy prioritizes ease of use, and its consumerized websites are designed to boost reader engagement.
“As a technology company devoted to furthering scientific communication, it’s a privilege to support ASHA’s goal of enhancing the development, use, and application of research in communication sciences and disorders,” said Georgios Papadopoulos, Atypon’s founder and CEO.
ASHA’s publishing program includes four journals—The American Journal of Audiology, The American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, The Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, and Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools—as well as Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, their newsletter and soon-to-be scholarly review journal spanning 19 focus areas of the discipline; and The ASHA Leader, their news magazine.
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
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 400 staff in 10 offices in the United States, Europe, and the Mideast.