News release

Date: 22nd July 2014

John Benjamins launches new e-platform with Publishing Technology

Full breadth of academic publisher’s content hosted on new pub2web-powered site

Oxford, UK, 22nd July 2014. – John Benjamins Publishing Company and long-time partner Publishing Technology announce the launch of a new online home for the independent Dutch company’s diverse range of academic publications.

The new site, built on the pub2web platform, brings together John Benjamins’ multiple content formats in one single digital resource for the first time. Users now have seamless access to over 2,500 books and 65 journals.

All of John Benjamins’ titles are now discoverable through the site’s specialised search, browse, faceting and filtering options. The enhanced portal, featuring agile and responsive pub2web functionality, also enables John Benjamins to repackage its content and create and sell e-collections. Current collections include back volume sets per subject or series, and front list collections per year.

Features designed for end users include:
• Self-service tools for librarians to control access rights, branding and retrieve COUNTER usage statistics
• Flexible licensing models, including trials, open access, gracing and consortia
• Compliance with key industry standards and partners, including CrossRef, OpenURL, Library discovery services, COUNTER, Athens, Shibboleth and Google
• Personalisation settings, such as email and RSS alerting, as well as saved and keyword search

Key site features allow John Benjamins to capture information about its users and explore innovative ways to support them:
• Self-serve toolkits, including content management and website editing, license administration and user management tools
• Comprehensive discovery options, such as semantic enrichment, search optimization with faceted and federated search
• State-of-the-art ecommerce and granular product management tools allowing John Benjamins to sell their content in a number of unique ways
• Statistical data to support sales analysis and strategies
• Standards compliance and industry integration, allowing metadata to be exported to subscription agents, abstracting & indexing databases and citation managers

Jan Reijer Groesbeek, Director of Publishing at John Benjamins, commented: “Our partnership with Publishing Technology dates back to over 13 years ago when we first started hosting our journals on ingentaconnect. This relationship has strengthened with time and we are very pleased to go live with and are delighted with the sophisticated look, feel and functionality of the new site.”

He continued: “In addition to helping us evolve as a publisher, become more flexible with our content and offer a range of new services to our customers, the new platform will also be user-centric and will transform discoverability of our content online.”

Michael Cairns, CEO, Publishing Technology, said: “John Benjamins is a strong and independent academic publisher with an incredibly rich heritage, yet it has always been aware of the need to develop its online strategy. The new platform hosted on pub2web will integrate the wealth of John Benjamins’s content in a way that is fully accessible to the user, while the publisher will be in a position to explore a range of new business models and revenue streams. It’s incredibly rewarding to feel that we have been integral to that process and we look forward to working with John Benjamins for many years to come.”


Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397973

Publishing Technology plc:
Publishing Technology is the world-leading provider of content solutions that transform business. We cover the publishing process from end to end with content systems, audience development and content delivery software and services. Combining our unmatched publishing knowledge, global operations and perpetual support model with our advance enterprise system, ingentaconnect scholarly portal, pub2web custom hosting platform and PCG (Publishers Communication Group) sales and marketing consultancy, we offer the industry’s only full spectrum of solutions to help publishers move their content forward. Listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, the company operates jointly from Europe (Oxford) and North America (Boston and New Jersey), with local offices in Brazil, India, China and Australia. Assisting 400 trade and scholarly publishers for over thirty years, Publishing Technology solves the fundamental issues content providers face.

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John Benjamins:
John Benjamins Publishing Company is an independent, family-owned academic publisher headquartered in Amsterdam. Founded over 40 years ago the company publishes extensively in the fields of Linguistics and Translation Studies, as well as Cognitive Science, Psychology, Information Design, Terminology, Philosophy, Literary Studies, and Art History. In the past decade, JB has built a significant list of print and electronic publications, including the Bibliography of Pragmatics, the Translation Studies Bibliography, the Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy, the Handbook of Pragmatics Online and the Handbook of Translation Studies. In 2013 JB published over 150 new book titles and 60 journals by and for academic researchers and trainers, with a backlist of over 3,000 titles. For more information, please see

For further information please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc Tel: +44 1865 397973 Email:

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