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New publishing platform

The Royal Society is committed to recognising, promoting and supporting excellence in science for the benefit of society. This means the content we deliver needs to be presented in the best possible way. Our new publishing platform, Literatum, will allow us to do just this.

Powered by Atypon, Literatum is the scholarly world’s most fully featured and widely used online publishing platform. The migration will allow us to upgrade delivery of our journals deliver a better online experience for all readers, researchers, librarians and account administrators.

The new platform will provide users with improved search results and a robust editorial collection tool with the capability to create both automated and customisable topic collections.

In addition, a fully responsive design will ensure all journal pages recognise when users are viewing on mobile devices and automatically display content in a mobile-friendly format.

Other features include:

  • Improved librarian administration tools
  • Comprehensive reader collaboration tools
  • Flexible access management by individual and IP range
  • Remote access and device pairing
  • Enhanced, drag and drop report creation

The migration will take place in November and December 2018 and be complete in early 2019. Access to Royal Society journals will continue uninterrupted at all stages during the migration. 

To find out more please read our general FAQs. Librarians and account administrators can find more detailed guidance on our librarian FAQs and migration checklist.

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