News release

Date: 26th March 2012

GSE Research and Publishing Technology celebrate launch of leading edge publications and community hub

New site founds innovative publishing resource for the governance, sustainability and the environment community

Oxford, 26 March 2012 – Publishing Technology, the largest provider of software and services to the industry, and newly established online scholarly publisher GSE Research, announce the launch of GSE Research Online, a resource defining the new age of digital academic publishing.

GSE Research’s portal is a bold concept to drive interaction and engagement across the academic audience, policy-makers and the corporate world in an interactive professional network supporting governance, sustainability and the environment.

Built on the pub2web platform, the site leverages semantic technology and novel functionality for an enriching, engaging and synergised user experience, which has been refined and honed following extensive user testing and feedback. The site supports a range of author benefits including rapid publication, a choice of open peer review or traditional peer review options, collaboration tools with article metrics to follow. The GSE vision allows the full breadth of stakeholders within this field to join in the conversation, share content, review and comment on papers, find collaborators, locate experts in the field for conference speaking or job opportunities.

The site boasts features further transformative, semantic enhancements:

• Taxonomy creation - tailored to the GSE community’s specific needs but also mapped to industry standards to ensure optimal interoperability.

• Semantically enriched content– supporting new ways of delivery and navigating to content.

• Article context – the ability to place scholarly articles within their external context by displaying contextual information from trusted external resources such as news and government data sets, providing a real value add for readers and increasing engagement with the platform.

• Taxonomy visualizations - to enable researchers see at a glance via article “fingerprints” what a paper is about and more easily navigate the data based on a particular field of interest.

• Faceted navigation – for accessing site content by applying multiple search filters based on taxonomy.

• Concept pages – to serve as entry points or “homepages” for topical concepts such as “Air Pollution” or “Greenwash”.

• The Research Exchange – a professional social network driven by location, subject specialty and articles published.

To facilitate and promote awareness of the GSE vision, Publishing Technology’s internationally recognised sales and marketing consulting firm, Publishers Communication Group, through its offices in Boston, Oxford, Sao Paulo, Beijing, and New Delhi, is also supporting the GSE sales and marketing team in their international activities to institutions.

John Peters, Publishing Director at GSE Research Ltd, commented:
“It’s with great excitement and anticipation that we launch the website, now available to the global academic publishing community. The new site represents a radical new way for academics to collaborate and explore new content, in real time and really exploits the benefits of semantic enhancements to deliver this. Bringing together academics from around the world, across environment, sustainability and governance, and allow them to share research and discuss topics with each other with greater ease, has always been our ultimate goal, and the pub2web platform has brought our concept to life with highly innovative technology and flourish.”

Louise Russell, Chief Operations Officer at Publishing Technology, said:
“GSE’s digital strategy and concept for their site is testament to their whole philosophy. The GSE approach benefits from not being restricted by the traditional content ‘containers’ of journals and books and create an online platform that turns the traditional model on its head. Exploring critical and innovative ways of empowering a whole community through online collaboration, the new site launches with semantic enrichment embedded within the workflow from day 1, support for rapid publication, a broader range of author benefits all integrated with a community model that fosters conversation and engagement. GSE have a unique and innovative approach to publishing and we are delighted to have played a part. The pub2web platform is a flexible and interoperable solution that will support GSE’s business every step of the way.”

The GSE Research model and approach has already received high praise from some leading names in the academic publishing industry. Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School, commented: "This is an important field, and GSE Research are taking an innovative and welcome approach to scholarly publishing in the digital era," and industry commentator David Worlock, referred to GSE as “a project to watch, but also a trend to be noted.”

Visit GSE Research on stand (15) at UKSG.
For more information about Publishing Technology’s online publishing services,
please visit the PCG stand (35).


For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397873
Email: emily.taylor[at]publishingtechnology[dot]com

Publishing Technology plc:
Publishing Technology’s products and services include advance, ingentaconnect, VISTA, author2reader, pub2web, ICS and PCG. The Publishing Technology group enables publishers to focus on their core competences by providing a single, trusted partner for both technology requirements and business development services. It is one of the largest providers of software and services for the publishing industry, servicing eight out of ten of the world's largest publishers. The group’s proposition uniquely spans front and back office systems – complemented by a range of business development services – to provide the industry's only end-to-end suite of software specifically designed to support the publishing process. Capabilities cover editorial & production, product information, billing & fulfilment, content conversion & hosting, website development, marketing programs, information commerce, customer relationship management, rights & royalties and business intelligence. All application modules can be configured independently to meet specific publishers' needs and to allow flexible integration with existing systems. Associated sales and marketing services include consultancy and research, sales representation and telemarketing. The company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and has offices in the UK, US, Brazil, India, China and Australia.
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About GSE Research
GSE Research Limited is a newly established online scholarly publisher in the globally important areas of Governance, Sustainability and Environment. It publishes a variety of materials including working papers, presentations, student studies, and practitioner-derived research papers, as well as traditional scholarly research papers. GSE addresses an important need. Every large organization in the world – private and public – is under pressure to ‘do something’ about sustainability and impact on the environment. This pressure comes from governments, consumers and consumer groups, employees and students, and indeed shareholders. GSE Research aims to collect, organizes disseminate, support and provoke research to change the world for the better by providing a valuable bridge between scholarly research and practice in its target fields through its innovative approach to funding, reviewing, community building and pricing.

About pub2web
pub2web™ is a customized, multi-content publications platform - delivering all the functionality needed to support evolving online strategies and to satisfy the user base, however diverse their needs. Customers benefit from proven, regularly-updated technology while also maintaining full control of their brand, their content and their user relationships. It allows customers to help their users to explore all their content – whatever its format – with progressive browsing options driven by pub2web’s award-winning data storage and modelling.

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