(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK)  September 26, 2018 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with Portland Press, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, to host its life sciences content. This partnership will assist the research community, advance the subject of molecular bioscience, and support the charitable activities of the Biochemical Society.

Portland Press and Silverchair

Portland Press publishes more than 1,000 articles in its seven journals each year. Of these, two journals are fully open access (OA) and the other five are hybrid OA titles. Building on its 15% growth in volume of articles published across the portfolio since 2015, Portland Press will continue to expand its offerings and build new products using the Silverchair Platform’s tools and advanced capabilities.

The migration will bring a modern user experience, enhanced discoverability and product flexibility to Portland Press’ content, including 100,000+ journal articles dating from 1906 as well as ‘The Biochemist’ magazine.

“Portland Press’ journals will be improved by Silverchair’s flexible user interfaces and state of the art functionality,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “Going forward, Portland Press will profit from the continuous development of the Silverchair Platform, offering cost efficiencies alongside opportunities in productization that meet its needs and ambitions.”

“We look forward to joining the Silverchair Platform and benefitting from Silverchair’s proven customer-support capabilities, responsiveness, collaboration, and accountability during our partnership,” said Professor Richard Reece, Chair of the Board of Directors of Portland Press Limited. “Portland Press and Silverchair are fully aligned in our proactive support of the needs of the research community, and we are pleased to be working with such a forward-thinking organization.”




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 our international community and for molecular life science 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.


About Silverchair
Silverchair integrates and delivers scholarly and professional content from a single omni-format hosting platform – journals, books, video, custom formats, and more. The Silverchair Platform provides distinctive online sites, unique products, and advanced technologies to STM and humanities publishers, professional societies, and the federal government, propelling their content to greater reach and impact.


For More Information Contact:

Malavika Legge
Acting Director of Publishing
Portland Press/Biochemical Society

Stephanie Lovegrove
Marketing Manager
+1 434 220 8313

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