(Arlington, VA/Charlottesville, VA) October 31, 2011—American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of American Psychiatric Association (APA) today launched the next generation of PsychiatryOnline, the APA’s integrated digital product suite, on SCM6—the natively semantic platform released in June this year by Silverchair Information Systems. The new PsychiatryOnline uses the SCM6 architecture to create a fully integrated experience across the APA’s broad range of leading psychiatry titles—APP journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric News, the DSM library, textbooks, practice guidelines, CME, and other key resources.
“We have learned a great deal in the six years since we launched the original version of PsychiatryOnline,” said APA Publisher Rebecca Rinehart. “The new PsychiatryOnline reflects this knowledge, bringing together all of the APA’s key resources in one place, leveraging semantic enrichment to surface deep content relationships and populate topic collections and providing our readers with time-saving tools and innovative products.” The new PsychiatryOnline brings the APA’s resources together in a unified digital suite, with integrated search and browse functionality along cross-platform topic collections . The DSM Library, Psychiatric News and each individual journal will retain its own branded website with title-specific search and browse so that APA members and other users can focus on the content of most importance to them. Journal transitioning to the new platform include:
• The American Journal of Psychiatry
• Psychiatric Services
• The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
• Academic Psychiatry
• FOCUS, The Journal of Lifelong Learning
• Plus, Psychiatric News
The SCM6 platform also enables the APP to optimize its information delivery for general and subspecialty psychiatrists, providing a intuitive user interface and content design that supports an variety of content types including textbooks, reference works, journals, guidelines, CME, patient education, and news. Additionally, users will find psychiatry-tailored topic collections that surface related content from across the array of content on PsychatryOnline.
“Over the past six years, American Psychiatric Publishing and Silverchair have collaborated to realize our shared vision for a fully integrated content portfolio spanning all of the APA’s professional content,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “By integrating APA’s journals and Psychiatric News, the new PsychiatryOnline makes a dramatic leap toward complete portfolio integration and product innovation, enabled by a semantic architecture.”
Enhanced features of the new PsychiatryOnline include:
• Content semantically enriched at deep levels of granularity enables every page as a content discovery dashboard, surfacing topically and functionally related content into user workflows
• A new, semantically-optimized search engine delivers more precise results, and rapid faceting to support retrieval efficiency
• Psychiatry Online delivers a new interface optimized for mobile devices, and provides seamless access to institutional users even when users roam far from the institution’s network.
To view the redesigned site and new products firsthand, visit www.psychiatryonline.org.
About American Psychiatric Publishing:
American Psychiatric Publishing (APP), a Division of American Psychiatric Association is the world’s premier publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health and behavioral science. We offer authoritative, up-to-date and affordable information geared toward psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students and the general public.
Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers, professional societies, and the federal government. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Additional information is available at www.silverchair.com.