Semantico to redesign web publishing platform for Now Publishers

Semantico has won the contract to redesign the web publishing platform used to deliver Now Publishers’ highly-respected series of Foundations and Trends® reference journals. Now is a rapidly growing, forward thinking publishing house whose products make research accessible around the world.

Semantico will redesign and reengineer the existing Now platform using industry respected technologies Scolaris and SAMS. Scolaris is the next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

SAMS, Semantico’s renowned access management system will be used to generate greater subscription opportunities for Now. SAMS is the most widely used access management system in its class and integrates seamlessly with Scolaris to control access across users and institutions, as well as providing a host of flexible options for business models and optimal monetisation of content.

The new site will showcase Now’s journals collection and Foundations and Trends® (FnT) products. Each FnT covers a major branch of a scientific discipline and provides state-of-the-art review articles by leaders in their field. Each review is up to 150 pages providing a complete review of the topic. FnT combines the peer-review of journals, the high-usage of reference works and the pedagogy of textbooks.

Mike Casey, Chairman, Now, said: “Now is a progressive publishing house. The new platform will deliver more functionality and a better user experience for our existing customers, while enabling the company to introduce the new, innovative, publishing products currently under development. We’re looking forward to working with Semantico and to launching the new platform.”

Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico added: “Semantico is very pleased to be working with Now, as a publisher of the highest impact factor journals in the computer science field we feel this is an apt subject area to be working in. We look forward to helping them grow their business over the coming years.”