(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK) April 9, 2020 – Silverchair and Portland Press announced today the launch of Portland Press’ journal sites on the Silverchair Platform.

Portland Press and Silverchair

Publishing world-leading research and reviews across their five hybrid journals and two fully open access (OA) journals, Portland Press advances the field of molecular bioscience and supports the charitable objectives of the Biochemical Society. In addition to an enhanced, modern user experience, Portland Press’ 100,000+ journal articles and ‘The Biochemist’ magazine also feature improved search capabilities and built-in flexibility to grow with their content. Portland Press used the migration as an opportunity to showcase each journal’s branding, creating unique home pages for each journal.

As a learned society publisher committed to open scholarship, Portland Press sought a platform that would support its transition to OA publishing models and give them the tools to quickly develop and release key messages on their platform. Coinciding with the migration to the Silverchair Platform, Portland Press has launched a pilot to offer new transformative deals and renewal options while maintaining the technological standards needed to enable open scholarship, such as provision of good article metadata, supporting and rewiring of workflows to support OA publishing, and facilitating reliable and consistent reporting mechanisms.

“Having joined the Silverchair Platform towards the end of 2019, we have appreciated their collaborative partnership to help us achieve our strategic objectives. We now have branded micro-sites for each of our journals, which provide a much improved digital presence for our portfolio and offer additional functionality to further support the needs of our research community,” said Professor Richard Reece, Chair of the Board of Directors of Portland Press Limited.




About Portland Press
Portland Press is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society and all profits from Portland Press’ publishing activities are returned to the Society to support its charitable work. Portland Press works in partnership with active researchers and information professionals to share knowledge and advance the life sciences. As an independent society publisher, Portland Press offers a strong voice, advocating for its international community and for molecular life sciences research. Working together, the Society and Portland Press support innovation and the advancement of science through the circulation of knowledge and the sharing of scientific research across the community for the benefit of scientists and science. For more information, visit www.portlandpress.com

About Silverchair
Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, providing both advanced technology and a team dedicated to strategy, service, and growth. The Silverchair Platform delivers distinctive sites and unique products to host publishers' high-value content and drive usage for greater reach and impact. We support our clients' missions through close collaboration, self-serve tools, and a flexible, omni-format content solution to empower their product vision.


For More Information Contact:

Katie Crabb
Head of Marketing and Communications
Biochemical Society | Portland Press

Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen
Senior Marketing Manager

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