Press Release: Akadémiai Kiadó Grows Open Access Program and Relaunches 60+ Journals on PubFactory
January 31, 2020 — Akadémiai Kiadó has moved the whole of their AKJournals program—60+ peer-reviewed STM titles—onto Sheridan PubFactory’s online hosting platform as they pursue continued growth in Open Access and Open Science initiatives.
Founded in 1828 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Akadémiai Kiadó (a Wolters Kluwer business) is Hungary’s oldest continuously operating publishing house and the most significant scientific publisher in Central and Eastern Europe. Akadémiai Kiadó publishes journals, conference series, online scientific content services, and online dictionaries.
Balázs Réffy, CEO, Akadémiai Kiadó said: “In 2019, we kicked off a series of Open Access (OA) initiatives including a two-year agreement with the Hungarian Academic Consortium (EISZ) that allows researchers affiliated with the Consortium to publish via our OA model without direct costs. Our new PubFactory-hosted platform modernizes our digital presence and is an essential part of our ongoing open initiatives.”
José Fossi, VP of Client Services for Sheridan PubFactory added: “We are proud to host Akadémiai Kiadó’s valuable content on our platform and to support them in their proactive contributions to the Open Access movement. Akadémiai Kiadó is admirable in its quest to find the best fit in business models, technologies, and partners for their organization. This is evident in the design of their new PubFactory platform, which makes access to relevant content more efficient by moving away from traditional journal containers and instead guiding users via topical navigation.”
Sheridan PubFactory can help and support publishers through any point in the content lifecycle. The PubFactory platform and Sheridan publishing services have been adopted by prestigious publishers like Oxford University Press, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, American Society for Horticultural Science, and the Society for Endocrinology’s Bioscientifica Ltd. Today, the PubFactory platform is host to 2,300+ journals, 400,000+ books, numerous databases, and reference works.
About Akadémiai Kiadó
Akadémiai Kiadó was founded in 1828 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is now majority owned by Wolters Kluwer. It is Hungary’s oldest continuously operating publishing house and one of the largest scientific publishers in Central and Eastern Europe. Its portfolio includes international peer-reviewed journals, conference series, online scientific content services, and online dictionaries. Akadémiai Kiadó publishes the largest portfolio of scientific, technical, and medical journals in Hungary, with more than 60 peer-reviewed journals. www.akademiai.com / www.akjournals.com
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has six U.S. production facilities; each location has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, reprints, or catalogs. Sheridan is also the provider of the scholarly publishing platform, PubFactory.
www.sheridan.com / www.pubfactory.com