Scholarly publishing technology provider HighWire has announced its ongoing commitment to enabling access to critical information and supporting the dissemination of knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organisation, which supports and hosts key information providers such as WHO, BMJ, Cochrane and AAAS, has a robust business continuity plan in place which has been communicated to all clients. HighWire’s partners and clients work at this unprecedented time, underpinned by HighWire’s technology platforms.
The BMJ and AAAS’ Science Magazine, both of which host journals with HighWire, have made all articles and coverage of the coronavirus freely available, empowering researchers in this time of global need. HighWire continues to achieve uptime targets of 99.8 percent to ensure that these prominent and vital information sources remain accessible.
The creation of the Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) initiative, co-developed by HighWire alongside Google Scholar, is enabling seamless off-campus and mobile access to subscribed scholarly content, helping students and researchers stay up to date wherever they are.
The launch of medRxiv in 2019 - in conjunction with Cold Spring Harbor, BMJ and Yale - is also playing a critical role in rapidly disseminating medical information in a fluid and evolving landscape.