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The University of the Andes (Colombia) Launches New Trilingual Open Access Journal Site on Atypon’s Literatum Online Publishing Platform

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January 17, 2018

Bogotá, Colombia—January 17, 2018The Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes) in Colombia, a private research institution and one of the top universities in South America, has launched a new site for all of its journals on Literatum, Atypon’s online publishing platform. The trilingual site offers researchers content in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, with interfaces available in Spanish and English. The Literatum platform natively supports content in any language.

Designed by Atypon, the new mobile-optimized site includes individually branded sections for each journal, with related editorial content at the article level. Multimedia such as videos and reader surveys with real-time results are enhancing users’ experience.

For the first time, the University can document content usage across all journals. And as of November 2017, 75% of site visits were resulting in a full text download. Literatum’s visualized reporting informs the editorial teams which articles are most accessed and downloaded, by journal, year of publication and the selected reading format, allowing them to closely monitor content usage.

“We’re excited to share our new institutional platform,” said Silvia Restrepo, Vice President for Research and Doctorates. “It represents a major step forward in strengthening the impact and dissemination of our journals, enabling the University to broaden its international academic network and attract new authors.”

An integrated dual-search functionality allows users to search the entire corpus of ten OA journals, or a single journal, making it fast and simple for researchers to find the content that they need. The new journal site cross-promotes relevant titles from, and links to, the University’s book catalogue. And the new Author Services section provides a portal for authors to both prepare and submit their articles. The site includes the entire published backfile of each journal, starting in 1979.

“It’s an honor to power this prestigious university’s journal program and extend its influence worldwide.” said Georgios Papadopoulos, founder and CEO of Atypon.

About The Universidad de los Andes
Universidad de los Andes was founded in 1948, and it was the first private university in Colombia that was independent from political or religious movements or parties. It was conceived as a study center, a research center, and a place where truth could be upheld. Ever since the university was founded, its activities have focused on excellence. It is currently the only private university in the country that has been awarded a ten-year institutional accreditation for quality by the National Ministry of Education through Resolution 582 of January 9th 2015. Universidad de los Andes was ranked eighth by the QS University Rankings 2015/2016 in Latin America, and it occupied the 283rd spot globally. Moreover, the Faculty of Management has the prestigious “Triple Crown”, which consists of three accreditations (EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB); this is only held by 1% of business schools around the world. Additionally, eight undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Engineering have the International ABET accreditation.

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