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University of California Press will partner with HighWire

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University of California Press (UC Press) journal content will be hosted on the HighWire Open Platform from Stanford University's HighWire Press from mid-2015.

UC Press director Alison Mudditt explained, ‘As the ways in which students and researchers consume information evolve, UC Press felt it critical to seek a long-term hosting partnership that will allow us to take full advantage of new avenues to make scholarly work accessible and relevant in an increasingly dynamic digital space of our own. We believe that our collaboration with HighWire will support us in this.’

She continued: ‘Our partnership with HighWire will enable us to deliver new and innovative products and services essential to our publishing strategy. HighWire's capabilities in social media, community-based services, and alternative metrics will allow UC Press to develop new ways of sharing and delivering content to our user communities.’

UC Press content is currently part of the Current Scholarship Collection at JSTOR. Although UC Press will no longer include its current journal issues in this collection, its content will still be available on, and form part of, the JSTOR archive collections, says the press. The new UC Press HighWire platform will go live in mid-2015, but its current journal content will continue to be hosted on JSTOR throughout 2015 and JSTOR will continue to handle renewals for 2015.