Reflections on SSP from the perspective of a start-up

Invited guest blog for HighWire
Melinda Kenneway, Executive Director and co-founder, Kudos

A lot has already been written about the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s annual meeting in Boston, including some excellent summaries on the Scholarly Kitchen. So when HighWire invited me to write a guest blog on the meeting, I thought I’d do so from the perspective of a start-up; but one also informed by many years working for traditional organizations in the industry. This combined experience creates for a schizophrenic viewpoint sometimes. Continue reading

HighWire’s principle of UX design – “Deliver for all”

HighWire’s principle of UX design – “Deliver for all”

Good user experience design delivers more than stimulating visual design.  Users should move seamlessly through a product or site, getting what they need when they need it, without expend any effort. The user should get to their goal efficiently and feel positive and satisfied. They may even recognize that the organization has thought about their needs. These user outcomes and emotions deliver a great user experience, creating true customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.

At HighWire, our approach to user-centered design follows three core principles. Our collaborative approach and expertise results in award-winning products, delivered on time, on budget, and on-brief. Continue reading

Deliver more than peer-reviewed content with HighWire’s Direct Publishing content management system

Deliver more than peer-reviewed content with HighWire’s Direct Publishing content management system

From: Alexandra Bash, Director of Product Management, HighWire

Publishers have more to share than research findings. News coverage of how the latest findings you publish affect the world, announcements of grants and awards, policy developments and industry news are all relevant to your audience. On your website, you may want to feature profiles of your members and authors and their contributions to your publications. Continue reading

Doing the Charleston

cc_logo_headerA blog from Linda Treffinger, Sales Director, Business Development

Attending the Charleston Conference is a right of passage in the scholarly publishing industry. Over the years I’ve planned panels, scheduled meetings, but something always got in the way of my actually going to the Conference.  So it was with some pleasure that I attended the 36th annual meeting in Charleston this year.  Continue reading

HighWire Publishers’ Meeting highlights: How publishers are making use of Impact Vizor

HighWire Publishers’ Meeting highlights: How publishers are making use of Impact Vizor

The 2016 Fall HighWire Publishers’ Meeting took place this past September in Washington DC, bringing together representatives from publishers across the spectrum of scholarly communications for three days of presentation and discussion. One of the highlights was a panel – ‘The Many Pragmatic Uses of Impact Vizor’ – where three publishers presented ways in which Impact Vizor has been used to answer questions about their journal program and make more informed strategic decisions. Continue reading

Biomedical publishers adapt workflows with CHORUS to deliver on funder requirements

Biomedical publishers adapt workflows with CHORUS to deliver on funder requirements

A guest post by Susan King, Executive Director, Rockefeller University Press and Chair, Board of Directors, CHORUS

I’ve been honored to serve as Chair of the CHORUS Board of Directors since its inception.  CHORUS has been around since 2013 when publishers began working closely with funding agencies to create sustainable public access to published, peer-reviewed content.  A not-for-profit service, CHORUS enables and tracks an increasing number of publicly available articles reporting on research across disciplines, funded by US and global federal agencies and foundations. Our cost-effective approach guides publishers as they integrate existing standards, identifiers, best practices, and open APIs to adapt workflows to monitor compliance at multiple agencies and help authors to more easily fulfill the diverse requirements.

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