November 20, 2020 – Princeton – Editage, the flagship brand of Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a technology company accelerating scientific advancement, today announced a partnership with Aptara to offer research promotion services to their SciPris customers.
Under this partnership, authors who have their articles approved for publication can use Aptara’s SciPris platform to access Editage’s research promotion services. With this new partnership between Aptara and Editage, publishers can empower authors with further professional services after the manuscript is accepted for publication, at the point of payment of article processing charges (APCs). By offering services like infographics, video summaries, plain language summaries, and research news stories, Aptara and Editage will be able to support authors in their ability to promote the published paper and thus help extend the reach and impact of their research.
Commenting on the partnership, Donald Samulack, Head, Global Stakeholder Engagement at CACTUS said, “This strategic partnership between Editage and APTARA will be a game-changer in the narrative for publishers surrounding APC fees. Offering a suite of professional services related to research promotion at the point of APC payment empowers the author with tools to communicate their research findings to a broader audience.” Samulack goes on to say, “Researcher engagement with audiences beyond traditional peers, helps to inform adjacent peers, the public, and policymakers. These are all tenets of Open Science and help to foster an expansion of research impact.”
Samir Kakar, President of Aptara adds, “Today’s agreement with Editage represents the continued expansion of the SciPris ecosystem and commitment to creating an immersive user experience for authors.” Kakar continues, “The high-quality research communication services Editage brings to the table is a perfect extension to Aptara’s suite of end-to-end publishing services, and we look forward to continually enhancing this partnership.”
About Editage Founded in 2002, Editage (editage.com) has so far helped over 430,000 authors publish around 1.2 million research papers in scholarly journals across over 1000 disciplines through editorial, translation, transcription, and publication support services. Editage is a brand of Cactus Communications (cactusglobal.com), a technology company accelerating scientific advancement. CACTUS solves problems for researchers, universities, publishers, academic societies, and life science organizations through innovative products and services developed under the brands Editage, Cactus Life Sciences, R, Impact Science, UNSILO, and Cactus Labs. CACTUS has offices in Princeton, London, Aarhus, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries. CACTUS is considered a pioneer in its workplace best practices, and has been consistently ranked a great place to work over the last several years.
About Aptara Aptara enriches content for capitalizing on all digital mediums. Providing full content lifecycle production – from content creation and design, to new media enhancements, content technology solutions, and production for all mobile devices and platforms – Aptara develops innovative digital products that deliver content how, when, and where recipients want it. Serving the 10 largest publishers in the world, Aptara is a US-based company founded in 1988. Our over 4,000 professionals are deployed globally to help content providers create, enrich, publish, monetize, and manage their assets in the digital age.