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Why us?

Your Strategic Partner in Scholarly Publishing

Born out of Stanford University over 20 years ago, HighWire is now a Silicon Valley technology company, backed by significant independent private equity investment from Accel – KKR.

Still part-owned by Stanford and still fiercely independent, our aim is to bring cutting-edge digital solutions to help the publishers and societies to improve engagement, relevance and revenue.

What sets us apart?

  • The Intelligent Publishing Platform delivering integrated digital solutions based on open architecture
  • User-centric focus, putting your users’ needs and expectations at the heart of everything we do
  • Evidence-based tools, helping you to make well-informed publishing and business decisions

People who understand your business

Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and future trends in digital publishing are some of the toughest challenges you face.

HighWire has experienced technology experts, academics and publishing specialists. They work closely with stakeholder groups, standards committees and associations, helping to identify, develop and implement best practices in online publishing.

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“…they understood our content, our business and our consumers. They then took the time to craft a user experience that has added real value to our platform and our business.”

Albert Schoenmaker, Senior Editor, Online Resources, Brill Academic Publishers

Our valued customers

HighWire’s valued customers include some of the most influential scientific journals and publishers in the world.

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Ultra-reliable infrastructure

There is a correlation between uptime, speed of systems and retention of users. HighWire has invested heavily to build industry-leading infrastructure which provides unparalleled discoverability, page speed and reliability; a recent Gartner survey* showed that our uptime was better than Amazon.

Award-winning design, UX and usability

HighWire leads the way in design, user experience (UX) and data visualization. Indeed, our bespoke development of the DataVis™ tool for McGraw-Hill Education’s Access Engineering won the 2017 PROSE Award: eProduct / Best in Physical Science & Mathematics.

Progressive partnerships

Your user’s expectations are shaped by their experiences as online consumers. We work with leading technology partners to anticipate trends and develop functionality to keep your digital presence current.

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Global support

As a HighWire customer you are never on your own. With technical support teams in the US and Europe, we’re local to you. System support with remote diagnostics, a dedicated content production team and the option to provide an end-user support desk provides comprehensive back up from the moment you join us.

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