The National Academy of Sciences to Move Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) to Atypon’s Online Platform

January 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.— The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences, will move to Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum, in 2021.

This move will encompass the entire PNAS archive, with articles dating back to 1915, as well as PNAS Front Matter, the Science Sessions podcast, the Journal Club blog, Special Features and Colloquia, and the journal’s wealth of Profiles, Commentaries, Perspectives, and other non research content.

The migration to a new publishing platform is intended to provide PNAS readers with an industry-leading online experience across the sciences. Benefits to readers will include more opportunities to engage with all of PNAS’ content, improved search and navigation, and user-friendly author tools. This platform change will enable PNAS to achieve its strategic objectives and build a website that better serves the research community’s needs.

“By partnering with Atypon, we will take the PNAS platform to the next level by fostering innovation and deeper engagements with our readership,” said Ken Fulton, PNAS Publisher and Executive Director of the National Academy of Sciences. “Atypon has the ideal set of skills and expertise to support PNAS’s mission as a leading society publisher.”

“PNAS has played an important role in our nation’s scientific community, having served scientists and laymen for over 100 years,” said Marty Picco, Atypon’s General Manager. “Atypon is privileged to help PNAS deliver readers a simpler, personalized, discipline-specific experience on a new site designed to provide a cohesive multidisciplinary UX that gets readers what they came for faster, and introduces important unexpected information that makes their visit even more productive.”

About the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences. The journal is global in scope and submission is open to all researchers worldwide. Since its establishment in 1914, PNAS has worked to publish only the highest quality scientific research and to make that research accessible to a broad audience. In addition, PNAS publishes non research content, including Commentaries, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, podcasts, and profiles of NAS members.

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 and deliver 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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