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Rockefeller University Press Journals Go Live with Sheridan’s XML-Based Article Workflow, ArticleExpress

March 7, 2016 – Hunt Valley, MD – The Rockefeller University Press (RUP) has adopted Sheridan’s revolutionary XML-based article workflow, Article Express™, for The Journal of Cell Biology, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, and The Journal of General Physiology.

ArticleExpress is Sheridan’s new patent-pending workflow for STM publishers that replaces the traditional PDF-based article proof with a fully editable, browser-based, HTML proofing environment. In this new workflow, authors, editors, and publishers can easily review and directly edit article content in a browser application while still maintaining the structure of the underlying XML. In addition to reviewing and editing traditional article content, the HTML presentation allows authors to review online-only elements such as multi-media content, supplemental material, and a variety of linked elements.

RUP’s leading scientific journals are the first in the STM journal community to implement ArticleExpress, and the staff at RUP has worked closely with Sheridan during the development of the workflow. Rob O’Donnell, Director of Publishing Technologies, commented on RUP’s decision to adopt ArticleExpress™, “ArticleExpress provides our authors with rich HTML proofs and the web editing environment provides greater confidence that any changes authors make won’t be misinterpreted or accidentally overlooked, all while preserving the integrity of our XML. From a production viewpoint, the streamlined 100% JATS-driven workflow gives us the structure and flexibility to accommodate changes to metadata as needs emerge, has provided opportunities to reduce turnaround times and cost, and reduces the risk of error during the editing and proofing processes. We’re pleased that Sheridan was able to build a product that matches the workflow we imagined for today, and trust that ArticleExpress will expand to meet our needs over the coming years.”

In addition to the browser-based editing environment, ArticleExpress also includes a fully automated, XML-based composition system that produces a PDF for download and review, as well as final PDFs for print and online delivery. As changes to content are introduced, reviewed, and approved through the web-editing environment, the underlying XML is automatically updated and revised PDF proofs are generated. So while traditional composition and proof review processes can get bogged down in rounds of proof correction and review, ArticleExpress streamlines the process completely, thus bringing published content to audiences more rapidly.

“With the launch of the ArticleExpress platform, Sheridan Journal Services has the opportunity to make significant breakthroughs in several critical areas of the journal production process, including putting the control of content changes fully into the hands of the author and the Production Editor,” said the company’s Director of Technology Strategy, Mike Hepp. “RUP has been a long-standing customer and a trusted partner in the collaborative process of designing and developing new applications and services. ArticleExpress another great example of that process.”

About The Rockefeller University Press – For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller University Press has provided scientists and the public with peer-reviewed results of groundbreaking research and vital news and information they can trust. The press publishes three biomedical journals: The Journal of Experimental Medicine, founded in 1896; The Journal of General Physiology, founded in 1918; and The Journal of Cell Biology, founded in 1955. With a strong commitment to quality and integrity, the press strives to publish excellent science using the latest technologies. The Press is a department of The Rockefeller University in New York, NY. For more information, please visit www.rupress.org.

About Sheridan – Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. With four U.S. based-production facilities, each location has a market specialty that supports STM and commercial reprints, scholarly journals, magazines, catalogs, or books. www.sheridan.com.

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