Autumn Updates from HighWire Press
Welcome back, HighWire community. As autumn gracefully turns into winter, we’re excited to share our activities from the past three months and give you a peek at what’s to come in the next season.
This quarter, we launched a new workflow management solution, DigiCorePro at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we hosted a series of webinars with industry experts, and we forged new partnerships. They were successes to celebrate, and we’re grateful to everyone who supported us.
In this edition, we invite you to read our blog posts and learn more about some of our latest collaborations.
HighWire to Launch a New eCommerce and Subscription Management System
HighWire is all set to launch THINK365, an ecommerce, fulfillment and order management system. Satam Choudhury, who is leading THINK365, discusses two key features from THINK365 that make it stand out in the world of subscriptions and order management. First, the global search. All information related to orders, customer master record, invoices, payments are searchable from a single interface. Users do not have to remember or note critical metadata for looking for, say, a customer. This helps new CSRs pick up the system much sooner than before. Second, faster realisation of payments. From having a new customer to realising a payment, THINK365 cuts down the complicated workflows, avoids running complex processes and reduces unnecessary manual intervention.
MPS Labs: Intelligent Innovations for Publishing Excellence
At HighWire, we believe in ‘innovation in service of the scholarly community’. MPS Labs is our R&D division that has contributed greatly in automating workflows through AI and ML capabilities. MPS Labs aids publishers in overhauling and automating their end-to-end publishing workflows and processes. API-based integration of our DigiCorePro with publisher’s systems has enabled seamless communication while offering customized workflows and solutions for various projects involving content lifecycle management with a specific focus on enriching user experience and satisfaction. If you would like to know more about MPS Labs, write to us at email@example.com and we’d be happy to answer your queries!
The Masonry Society Partners with HighWire to Put Their Standards Online for the First Time
HighWire Press has launched a new platform for The Masonry Society (TMS) called Masonry Standards Online on Scolaris, backed by Sigma, an identity and access management system. This is the first time that TMS has migrated its standards online, making it easier for them to navigate the online publishing landscape.
Welcome DigiCorePro — A Single Source Publishing Workflow
After closely working with our AI/ML division – MPS Labs, we are thrilled to introduce our next generation publishing workflow, DigiCorePro! We had the opportunity to launch this new publishing workflow platform at the Frankfurt Book Fair and we raised a toast with many of you!
HighWire Press at ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards’23
We had a great time visiting Manchester for this year’s ALPSP Annual Conference, with the theme of open science and open access. Apart from the opportunity to meet some of the brightest folks in the industry, we also had the opportunity to sponsor the event and contribute to the event through our guest blog post.
BPWS — Preprints and Revolution in Peer Review Workflow
Many researchers are submitting their research to preprint servers. Further, third-party review systems are supporting such preprint servers. In our Best Practice webinar, presenters from bioRxiv, Peer Community In (PCI), ReviewCommons and DocMaps talked about innovation in preprints and peer review workflow.
BPWS — Special Peer Review Week
HighWire Press celebrated this year’s peer review week with a special Best Practice webinar focused on community and third-party peer review services, their significance in scholarly evaluation, and their integration into publication processes. The event featured panelists from PREreview, eLife, and PubPeer.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2023
We returned to Frankfurt after 4 years and were warmly greeted by all the friendly people from our industry! At the event, we made the biggest reveal of the quarter – DigiCrorePro. Further, our SVP of product management, Tony Alves, along with Kelly Lake, Chief Strategy Officer at EI, delivered a session on ‘Advancing Publishing Beyond the Book: AI/ML, Extended Reality, and Personalization’.
STM Dinner and Conference
We were the platinum level sponsors for STM Dinner and Conference and had a great time meeting old friends in the city of Frankfurt.
HighWire will be visiting the city of London to attend STM Week from 5th to 7th December. We are excited to showcase our research in AI and ML on Tuesday’s Innovation Day! And our SVP of Product, Tony Alves, will be helping out with Wednesday’s Research Integrity Day. We’d love to catch up with you at the venue!
Webinar on Order Fulfillment and Subscription Management
Introducing THINK365, the new web enabled version of THINK, HighWire’s order management and customer service platform that provides seamless renewals, payments, and billings processes, along with flexible fulfillment services.
In the webinar, we showed the new modern user interface, and demonstrating new easier-to-use features such as global search! As part of this launch we will also be asking participants to weigh in on future functionality.
How Committed is China to Open Access and Open Science?
Our SVP of Product, Tony Alves, highlighted key learnings from this year’s ALPSP conference in a three-part blog series. In this blog piece, Tony writes about the session on ‘Open Access in China’ conducted by Nicko Goncharoff and Lei Shi.
Pain Points in Submission of Manuscripts
Submitting manuscripts can be a long and complex process. Our product manager for workflow platforms, Praveen Nair, describes the challenges authors face and how our publishing workflow solution, DigiCorePro, solves these problems.
A Call for a New Way to Evaluate Research and Researchers
This is the first blog post from Tony’s three-part series from this year’s ALPSP meeting. Tony summarizes the keynote address by Elizabeth Gadd on the need to change the way we evaluate research and researchers, and qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate researchers.
Rising Giants: The emerging markets of India and China
In this blog post, we delve into the dynamic scholarly markets of India and China, exploring the catalysts driving their growth, the policy shifts enabling this growth, and how open access is affecting these geographies. Learn the implications of these changes for the global scholarly publishing industry.
The Economics of Open Access: Ensuring Sustainable Publishing
Take a journey into the world of Open Access publishing and discover how it transforms the dissemination of academic knowledge. Learn about the challenges, financial models, and the impact of policies such as Plan S, as well as technological innovations.
Potential of Generative AI to increase equity in knowledge
Learn about the ways in which generative AI is promoting fair access to knowledge. In this blog post, we discuss the ethical issues and obstacles linked to AI in academic publishing, while also highlighting its positive impact on scholarly productivity and integrity.
This autumn has been wonderful with your support! We look forward to collaborating with you as we head into the new year.
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