HighWire Press is a partner to independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses and it facilitates the digital dissemination of 1396 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings.
Located in Palo Alto, California, HighWire is a division of the Stanford University Libraries.
HighWire offers web-tools for:
- researchers: they can browse by either title, publisher or topic; and they can also personalize their research and opt for various alerts (citation alerts, keyword alerts…)
- librarians: they can centrally manage subscriptions for publications hosted by HighWire and find other tools and information
- publishers: they can share ideas and solutions, develop best practices and network with colleagues
It is worth mentioning that libraries are experiencing what is known as ”serial-crisis”, that is, the constant increase of prices to subscription-based journals. The prices rise faster while the funds for the libraries remain the same. In this view, open-access material which is free for anyone to read, share or download seems as the only sustainable publishing model for the future. Open Access shows a disruptive potential to the world of researchers, librarians and publishers, and this is the potential which InTech wishes to utilize.